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Crossroads of Innovation and Liability: Brazil and the US’s Digital Regulation Strategies

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The significance of understanding the digital regulation landscapes in the US and Brazil extends beyond merely mapping legal frameworks; it’s about comprehending their profound impact on the economic and social spheres of digital platforms in these countries. This insight forms the core of the Brazil Institute’s latest report, “Crossroads of Innovation and Liability,” which examines the complexities of internet platform liability laws. The report unveils the approaches both countries adopt by comparing the US‘s Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act with Brazil’s Article 19 of the Legal Internet Framework, which stipulates that content can only be removed under a court order. These distinctions not only shape legal responsibilities but also influence digital platforms’ economic landscape and societal roles. The publication draws recommendations for digital policies that are in sync with the pace of technological advancement, aiming to bolster economic growth and innovation while safeguarding the rights and interests of citizens.

Brazil Institute

The Brazil Institute—the only country-specific policy institution focused on Brazil in Washington—works to foster understanding of Brazil’s complex reality and to support more consequential relations between Brazilian and US institutions in all sectors. The Brazil Institute plays this role by producing independent research and programs that bridge the gap between scholarship and policy, and by serving as a crossroads for leading policymakers, scholars and private sector representatives who are committed to addressing Brazil’s challenges and opportunities.  Read more

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more