Brazil´s cyberspace politics: Combining emerging threats with old intentions



October 2014


Tiago Pedro Vales


Brazil has drawn attention by implementing some measures to improve the governance of
cyberspace, by legislating a law known as Marco Civil da Internet (Brazilian Civil Rights
Framework for Internet). It was regulated in 2014 and included some participation in international
forums defending an international commitment on this theme. In order to further understand how
Brazil is developing its role on these issues, the main argument of this paper is that Brazilian
policy has at least two sides. From one side it covers a raising security necessity and in the other,
the security of cyberspace and internet provides an important field in international agenda where
Brazil traditionally tries to improve its participation and relevance.