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Wednesday, November 27 • 16:40 - 18:10
WS 211 Value and Regulation of Personal Data in the BRICS

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Over the past decade BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) alone have added more than one billion users to the world’s Internet population and, over the next decade, a further one billion of BRICS nationals will be connected to the Internet. This incredible number of individuals are personal data producers, innovators and consumers and enjoy an ample range of rights, shaped by the various regulatory instruments that BRICS countries have recently adopted and are adopting with regard to data protection.

Importantly, as the majority of the world’s Internet population is going to be increasingly BRICS centered, the policies adopted by these countries are likely to have global impact. In such perspective, this workshop will address the following policy questions:

  1. What national laws (or other type of normative acts) regulate the collection and use of personal data in the BRICS country?
  2. Do the laws recently adopted by BRICS countries apply to foreign entities that do not have physical presence in such countries?
  3. Are data protection laws adopted by BRICS countries based on fundamental rights defined in Constitutional law or International binding documents?
  4. Are the newly adopted frameworks converging or diverging from other existing frameworks such as the European one? And are BRICS national frameworks they converging amongst themselves?

Speaker 1: Anja Kovacs, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 2: Dirk Delmartino, Private Sector, African Group
Speaker 3: Sagwadi Mabunda, Civil Society, African Group
Speaker 4: Andrey Shcherbovich, Civil Society, Eastern European Group
Speaker 5: Achilles Zaular, Government, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)
Speaker 6: Min Jiang, Civil Society, Asia-Pacific Group
Speaker 7: Sophie Kwasny, Intergovernmental Organization, Western European and Others Group (WEOG)
Speaker 8: Luca Belli, Civil Society, Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC)

Session Organizers
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Luca Belli

Head, CyberBRICS.info, Professor, FGV Law School
Luca Belli, PhD is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School and associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. He focuses on the regulation of Internet access, data protection (particularly regarding... Read More →
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Yasmin Curzi de Mendonça

Researcher, FGV Law School
Researcher at the Center of Technology and Society from FGV Law School and PhD St. in Sociology at Rio de Janeiro State University. Researching about Content Moderation and Online Harassment.


Wednesday November 27, 2019 16:40 - 18:10
Raum I Sonnenallee 225, 12057 Berlin, Germany

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