LACNIC highlights Brazil's "Bill of Rights" for Internet Users

August 08, 2012

The Internet Address Registry for Latin America and the Caribbean(LACNIC) values the discussion on the Marco Civil draft, a bill of rights for Internet users to protect the freedoms of citizens.

The initiative, under discussion in Brazil's Congress, aims to establish users' rights and responsibilities, based on principles such as the respect for human rights, the defense of net neutrality and the multi-stakeholder governance model involving all sectors of society, among others.

LACNIC shares the concepts endorsed by the promoters of the initiative and urges other regional actors to take this initiative as an example to work in the same direction in their countries.

LACNIC also highlights the highly participatory process to create the document, compiled through public consultations and allowing several changes to the original text, before its admission to the Brazilian Congress.