Lines and Projects
Governance and Regulation
In this line of action, we monitor, analyze, and influence regulatory processes and institutional arrangements for the protection of personal data. In addition to understanding how authorities work and interact at a national and international level, we also encourage and participate in debate activities with governmental, non-governmental, and private sector organizations.
Asymmetries and Power
With an eye on datafication processes and their impacts on society, in this line of research, we seek to understand power and information asymmetries that are created or intensified by the advancement of technologies and the massive use of personal data by governments and companies. This work starts from an understanding of how technologies relate to social processes of marginalization, discrimination, and violence from the lens of social identities such as gender, class and race.
Digital Platforms and Markets
As digital platforms and markets gain increased centrality in civic life, so do their impacts on democratic rights and processes. In this context, there is a growing intersection with data protection and its relationship with other spheres, such as electoral, competition, and (hyper)vulnerable groups spheres, such as the rights of children and adolescents.
We are a
non-profit civil society organization
that promotes the protection of personal data and other fundamental rights in the face of the emergence of new technologies,
social inequalities, and power asymmetries.
We believe that the protection of personal data is one of the foundations of democracy and it needs to be considered from the perspective of social justice and power asymmetries.
We work to promote a culture of data protection and to ensure that digital rights are fundamental rights for everyone
, carrying out research that is open to the public, guided by a strong social commitment and with ethical funding.
Southern Alliance for the Global Digital Compact
The Data Privacy Brazil Research Association, together with the Aapti Institute (India), Internet Bolivia (Bolivia), KICTANet (Kenya), and Paradigm Initiative (Nigeria), submitted a joint contribution on behalf of the Third Sector of the Global South to the UN Digital Global Compact. This initiative is one of the main efforts led by Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in […]
Data Privacy Brasil Research Association contributes to UN open call on the relationship between human rights and technical standard-setting processes
In early March, the Data Privacy Brazil Research Association contributed to an open call for inputs alongside the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Our team welcomes the call as an opportunity to submit inputs from civil society organizations to inform the report by the OHCHR on the relationship between human […]
Mailing – global south data
In order to achieve a stronger and more focused articulation between organizations, activists, and specialists working in the Global South with datafication issues, we created a mailing list (globalsouthdata) where we share all kinds of information. We understand that a stronger articulation of the Global South is necessary, given the important issues we face and […]
Why should we all pay attention to the Brazilian Digital ID system?
Written by Marina Garrote, Nathan Paschoalini and Marina Meira The implementation of digital identity systems is increasing around the world, especially in Global Southern countries. The model widely adopted is known as Big ID, promoted by or linked to public administration bodies which use centralized biometric databases to identify and authenticate citizens (Access Now, 2021). […]
Building paths to data justice in Brazil: the role of Public Defenders in the protection of personal data
As a result of the project “Expanding the role of public defenders in data protection in Brazil”, executed by the Research Association with the support of Fundação Ford, the ebook “Building paths for data justice in Brazil: the role of public defenders in the protection of personal data” seeks to highlight the Brazilian structural inequalities […]
Ethical and Transparent Financing Policy
We believe that ethical funding is a key element in an independent non-profit organization. Our ethical and transparent financing policy establishes criteria that allow donations to be made ethically and based on our principles, thus providing for situations where a donation may be rejected or considered incompatible. The Policy determines an independent evaluation system for donations above two hundred thousand reais and sets the functioning of the Independent Reviewers Group.download do pdf
Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy
In addition to ethics and strict parameters for funding the organization's activities, we are also committed to unrestricted respect for all employees and the setup of formal and informal mechanisms for reporting any case of discrimination or harassment in the work environment. The purpose of the anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy is to create and clarify the means of communication and support for NGO members, in addition to training them with ethical behavior guidelines.download do pdf
Conflict of Interest Policy
The Conflict-of-Interest Policy provides procedures to harmonize the multiple engagements of the Association's employees in projects parallel to those they conduct internally, considering the dynamics of their activities and their research. The Policy creates an Internal Committee to evaluate cases in which there may be conflicts between the interests of employees and of the Association.download do pdf
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