Postado no dia 10 de novembro de 2015 Postado em Cursos

The Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro is launching a live online Course on the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet (“Marco Civil”): Understanding Brazil’s Internet Bill of Rights. It is a unique opportunity to discuss Marco Civil with the best team of experts on the subject, among them some of the idealizers of the Law making-process.

More than one year after Marco Civil became Law 12.965/2014, it is time to discuss its application and how it became a reference for lawyers, judges, prosecutors, technology firms and everyone interested in innovation. The Marco Civil has been hailed as an inspiration to other countries regarding the regulation of the internet. Sir Tim-Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, has called it “a very good example of how governments can play a positive role in advancing web rights and keeping the web open”.

Understanding Brazil’s Internet Bill of Rights will cover topics like net neutrality, privacy, liability of intermediaries, protection of personal data and other topics addressed by the law, always analysing legal opinions and Courts decisions in which Law 12.965/2014 has being applied in Brazil.

The course is designed to lawyers, governmental officers, NGO members, entrepreneurs, journalists, researchers, innovators, students and anyone interested in how the Marco Civil should work in practical terms, its provisions, and its importance to innovation and to fundamental rights.

Regulating the Internet is a complex challenge. Brazil has spent 7 years building the Marco Civil. This experience leads to many lessons and learning opportunities mapped by this course.

What type of certificate is offered?
Students attending at least 75% of the live online classes will receive a certificate of completion.

What is the Course Calendar?
Opening Class: February, 23rd, 2016
Ending Class: March, 17th, 2016
Every Tuesday and Thursdays, 7 pm to 9 pm (GMT)

The total cost for the 8 classes of the course is US$ 250

The course will be offered through an online video platform. The URL will be distributed to the students prior to the class. All the classes will be recorded during each session, so that you can review the course over again, even after you have completed the course.

The course can be paid with PayPal. If you have any doubts, please contact us: or call +55 (21) 3486-0390.

Course rules:
See the full rules here.

Topics to be covered in class:
* The history of the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet, and its construction: the need of internet regulation; the main debates of the public consultation; the final draft of the text; divergences that preceded its approval in the Brazilian National Congress.

* Principles of Marco Civil: new principles incorporated in the Brazilian legal system; the Federal Constitution of 1988 and Marco Civil; practical application of the principles listed by the Law 12,965 / 2014 .

* Privacy in Marco Civil: privacy as a constitutionally protected right; privacy and technological innovation; privacy and Internet; how to integrate changes concerning privacy protection mentionned in Marco Civil; civil liability of intermediaries; analysis of court decisions.

* Personal data protection: personal data protection and technology; personal data protection in Marco Civil; Big Data: concept, limits, possibilities; draft of the personal data protection law.

*Freedom of expression and notice and takedown: freedom of expression as a constitutionally protected right; the rules of Marco Civil for the notice and takedown procedure; privacy protection; copyright protection.

* Net neutrality: importance; protection by the Marco Civil ; regulation; zero rating .

* Open government: practices at international and national levels; direct and participatory Democracy; best of open government practices; Marco Civil´s subsequent initiatives


Congress Member Alessandro Molon (Member of the Brazilian Congress, Rapporteur of the Marco Civil Law)

Ronaldo Lemos

Professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Technology and Society. Dr. Lemos is an internationally respected Brazilian academic, lawyer and commentator on intellectual property, technology, and culture. Lemos was one of the creators of the Marco Civil da Internet. Lemos’ academic qualifications include a J.D., University of Sao Paulo Law School, a Master of Laws degree, Harvard Law School, and a Doctor of Law, University of Sao Paulo. In 2011, Lemos joined the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University as a visiting fellow. In July 2013, Lemos joined the MIT Media Lab as a visiting scholar. He is also the liaison to the director of the MIT Media Lab for Brazil. He was nominated on July 2012 as a member of the Council for Social Communication. Lemos writes weekly to Folha de S.Paulo, the biggest national newspaper in Brazil, and contributes to a number of other publications. He is a member of the board of various organizations, including Access Now! and the Mozilla Foundation. Member and Director at ITS.

Carlos Affonso Pereira

Founder and Director of the Institute for Technology and Society. Dr. Souza holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in civil law from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ, 2009 and 2003). He is a visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project and a policy fellow at Access. Dr. Souza was the vice-Director and co-founder of the Center for Technology and Society at Getulio Vargas Foundation. He teaches graduate and post-graduate courses at the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) and at the Catholic University (PUC-Rio) on intellectual property, ICT’s regulation and contracts. He has been a member of the Copyright Commission of the Brazilian Bar Association (Rio de Janeiro section) since 2007 and was a member of the former Commission for the Protection of Consumers in E-commerce, created by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice (2006-2008). Dr. Souza has been involved in many Internet governance activities at ICANN and at the United Nation’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF). Member and Director at ITS.

Mario Viola

Mario holds a PhD in Law and a Master of Research Degree from the European University Institute (Italy), a Master Degree in Private Law and a postgraduate degree in Consumer Law from UERJ (Brazil), and a postgraduate degree in Private Law from UFF (Brazil). He was a visiting researcher in the Law Department of the LSE (UK, 2009) and a trainee at the European Data Protection Supervisor (Belgium, 2009). Mario worked from 2003 to 2014 as a special projects manager at the Brazilian Insurance Industry Confederation. He also acted as an international consultant on personal data protection for the UN Development Program and as a member of the ad-hoc review panel do Committee on Data for Science and Technology do International Council for Science (France). Mario teaches at post-graduate courses at UERJ (Brazil) and at the FGV Law Program (Brazil). He is currently a board member of the Brazilian Branch of the Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA) and a member of the Brazilian Branch of the International Law Association (ILA). He is the author of books, book chapters and articles on data protection, new technologies and internet issues. Mario is a city attorney of the City of Saquarema (Rio de Janeiro) and a Lawyer in Rio de Janeiro.

Fabro Steibel

Fabro Steibel is the General Coordinator of ITS – Institute for Technology & Society (, professor of new technologies and innovation at ESPM Rio (Brazil), the Independent Researcher for the Open Government Partnership in Brazil, and the open government fellow at the Organisation of the American States. He was visiting researcher at the UN University and at the University of California San Diego. He holds a post-doc in online consultations at UFF (Brazil) and a PhD in Media at the University of Leeds (UK). He has more than ten years of experience in research projects related to technology and society funded by organisations such as the European Commission, the European parliament, Mercosul, and IDRC. His publications covers mainly the areas of Human Rights, open government, and technology.

Celina Bottino

Is a Brazilian lawyer, researcher, and project lead at the Institute for Technology and Society in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is a Harvard Law School graduate (LLM’10) with a focus on International Human Rights, and a former Kaufman fellow at Human Rights Watch. Project Coordinator at ITS.

Marcel Leonardi

Marcel Leonard Is Senior Counsel, Public Policy, at Google Brazil. Law Professor at FGV Direito SP. CIPP/E and CIPP/US, International Association of Privacy Professionals. Legal Committee Chairman at the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB Brazil). Member of the Board of Directors at Câ Member of the Board of Directors at Palavra Aberta. Marcel is a public policy professional, attorney and law professor with 15+ years of Internet law experience, specializing in the research, analysis, litigation, communication, and support of complex legal and policy positions on privacy and data protection, intermediary liability, copyright, freedom of speech, competition and other issues related to the Internet industry. He is the author of two books on Internet Law in Brazil (on intermediary liability and online privacy), several legal articles, op-eds, policy papers.