Brazil is the world’s eighth largest economy in terms of GDP, and by far South America’s most populous and powerful state. While the country has suffered economic and political crises since 2014, it has made significant advances in domestic digitization and played a pivotal, albeit ambiguous role in international negotiations on cyberspace. Brazil has the world’s fourth largest internet user base, after China, India and the US and before Japan, and is a leading country in South America when it comes to ICTs usage. The share of Brazilians using the internet has increased from less than 3% of the population in 2000 to more than 66% in 2016. As such, Brazil remains a critical partner for the EU’s efforts to build a secure, stable and rights-based cyberspace.
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