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Brazilian President Signs Internet Bill of Rights Into Law at NetMundial

BY Jessica McKenzie | Wednesday, April 23 2014

Earlier today Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff sanctioned Marco Civil, also called the Internet bill of rights, during the global Internet governance event, NetMundial, in Brazil.

The bill enshrines into law protections for net neutrality, user privacy, data security, and freedom of expression. As techPresident reported previously, it was the result of years of work, including a period of public consultation and review in 2009 and 2010.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, who previously called Marco Civil “the best possible birthday gift for Brazilian and global Web users,” tweeted a picture from the NetMundial stage:

Angelica Mari, the Brazilian editor at ZDNet, tweeted a few quotes or paraphrased quotes from Lee and Rousseff:

This tweet links to a video of Rousseff signing the historic legislation:

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