On 12 April, Justice Secretary Flavio Dino issued an ordinance that makes it possible to hold digital platforms accountable for the dissemination of content that promotes violence in schools. The document sets forth specific obligations for platforms, such as the immediate removal of certain content after a request from the competent authorities, systemic risk assessment, adoption of measures to prevent the spread of new threats to schools and a policy of active content moderation by application providers. In addition, platforms must prepare reports for the justice secretariat analyzing the risk factors of spreading certain illegal content, and whether recommendation algorithms or other algorithms used by platforms, as well as the content moderation practices adopted, contribute to such risk factors.
On 6 September 2021, President Jair Bolsonaro signed Provisional Measure No. 1.068/2021, amending the Brazilian Internet Legal Framework, which regulates the use of the internet in Brazil. The MP was criticized by different sectors of society, who argued that it did not meet the applicable formal and material requirements.
President Jair Bolsonaro signed provisional measure No. 1.068/2021 on 6 September 2021, amending the Brazilian Internet Legal Framework, which regulates the use of the internet in Brazil. The PM does not apply to messaging and mobile commerce apps, establishes “rights and guarantees” for users of social networks, and defines rules for content moderation.
The Baker McKenzie Healthcare & Life Science Industry Group presented the first of a series of short webinars sharing legal industry insights and providing practical guidance in the context of today’s evolving world. On 17-18 November 2020, the session focused on a region-by-region view of the evolving compulsory licensing regimes during the COVID-19 pandemic.