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Quality overlooked in rush to spread digital access

Brian Pellot: Quality overlooked in rush to spread digital access

Quality overlooked in rush to spread digital access

Brian Pellot: Quality overlooked in rush to spread digital access

Debating digital rights at OrgCon North

Brian Pellot: Debating digital rights at OrgCon North

Debating digital rights at OrgCon North

Brian Pellot: Debating digital rights at OrgCon North

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Threats to online free speech are a civil society defeat, says Internet Bill of Rights sponsor

Brazil’s constitution protects free speech, but antiquated local laws often threaten this fundamental right in digital spaces. The latest statistics from Google’s Transparency Report show that Brazil issues the third most court orders for content removal behind the US and Germany. Recent cases, including the arrest of a Google executive for refusing to take down a video from YouTube, highlight the growing need for reform. The Marco Civil da Internet, a draft bill that’s been in the works for several years, aims to guarantee greater freedom of expression, net neutrality, and the protection of private user data online in Brazil. I recently spoke with Alessandro Molon, a congressman from Brazil’s centre-left Workers’ Party and the bill’s rapporteur, about what many are calling the first Internet Bill of Rights. The idea [...]

New Microsoft report: a step towards transparency

Brian Pellot: New Microsoft report is a step towards transparency

New Microsoft report: a step towards transparency

Brian Pellot: New Microsoft report is a step towards transparency

Freedom to Connect conference: Aaron Swartz remembered, calls for copyright law ammendment

Freedom to Connect conference: Aaron Swartz remembered, calls for copyright law ammendment

New US phone law a danger to free speech

Brian Pellot: New US phone law a danger to free speech rights

Google Transparency Report reveals record high government requests

Governments and courts in 31 countries requested data from 33,634 Google users or accounts in the second half of 2012 according to the company’s latest Transparency Report. While the number of data requests rose by two per cent — from 20,938 to 21,389 — the proportion of requests Google fully or partially complied with dropped by […]