The Marco Civil and Beyond: Privacy Governance for the Future

Author: Marty Abrams

Abstract: In 2014, Brazil adopted the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet, Law Number 12.965 (which we will refer to as “Marco Civil”), that contained privacy provisions. Those provisions are intended to give Brazilians control over their data when online. This paper is not intended to be a review of those provisions but, rather, a broader discussion into what constitutes effective, practical and balanced privacy governance. In drafting the paper, I looked at legal provisions in Europe, the Americas and the Asia pacific region as well as the current global debate on effective privacy governance. The paper reflects my views and is not necessarily reflective of the Information Accountability Foundation, a research and educational organisation I lead, or the Foundation’s funders.

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