Grounbreaking legislation on Internet Freedom from Brazil
Brazil's Senate has unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation this week. The Marco Civil da Internet (often referred to as The Internet Constitution") guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations. Brazil has become the first country in the world to implement this law.
President Dilma Rousseff, who was the target of U.S. espionage according to documents leaked by former NSA analyst Edward Snowden has signed already today NETMundial in Brazil. For those who are following the global Internet debate and Internet policy issues, NetMundial is a Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, currently going on in Sao Paolo, Brazil. You can participate in it or watch the sessions on YouTube.
For those interested in reading the bill, here is a translated version.