Seminar brings together specialists from Brazil and China to discuss internet governance

During the seminar, various aspects of governance and regulation in the digital world were explored, including the implementation of the General Data Protection Law in Brazil
Law
20 December 2019
Seminar brings together specialists from Brazil and China to discuss internet governance

The FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School, in partnership with the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) and the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies (CACS), recently held the China-Brazil Internet Governance Seminar. The event, organized as part of the CyberBRICS project, took place on December 10. It was attended by China’s vice minister for cyberspace, Sheng Ronghua, and the president of the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies, Yang Shuzhen, as well as other digital governance experts, such as Professor Luca Belli of the FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School.

During the seminar, various aspects of governance and regulation in the digital world were explored, including the implementation of the General Data Protection Law in Brazil. This subject was addressed by Professor Danilo Doneda, a member of Brazil’s National Council for Personal Data Protection and Privacy. In addition, the CEO of the Brazilian Network Information Center (NIC.br), Demi Getschko, gave an overview of the Brazilian internet governance model over the years.

The speakers also highlighted the importance of Sino-Brazilian cooperation to develop mechanisms to contribute to internet regulation, making this environment safe and free for all users.

“We hope that Brazil and China can cooperate to use their intellectual potential to develop new technologies like 5G. They ought to stimulate the use of the internet to expand connections between the two countries at a cultural and educational level,” said China’s vice minister for cyberspace, Sheng Ronghua.

At the end of the seminar, there was a pre-launch event for the book “CyberBRICS: Mapping cybersecurity frameworks in the BRICS,” which resulted from research carried out by the CyberBRICS project, whose coordinator is Professor Luca Belli. The book discussed the way BRICS member countries have prioritized the production of regulations to protect personal data, which according to Belli is “the most valuable asset in the world.”

As well as this publication, the event also presented the first edition of the “2019 World Internet Conference Blue Book,” by China’s Bureau of Policy and Regulations.