Brazil’s Congress on Tuesday passed comprehensive legislation on Internet privacy in what some have likened to a web-user’s bill of rights, after stunning revelations its own president was targeted by US cyber-snooping.
The lower House of Deputies had passed the bill earlier, and late Tuesday the Senate gave it a green light. That leaves only the expected signature into law from President Dilma Rousseff.
“The bill sets out principles, guarantees, rights, and duties for Internet users, and Internet service providers” in Brazil, a statement on the Senate’s website said.
The law is aimed at balancing freedom of expression and the web-users’ rights to privacy and protection of personal data, Rousseff says.
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