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At the NETmundial opening ceremony in Sao Paulo, President Dilma Rousseff sanctioned the historic Marco Civil Internet Bill of Rights, which was formally approved by the national parliament in March.
Following two years of public consultations, the Marco Civil bill was sent to the national parliament in 2011, where it was intensely negotiated and revised. While the final adopted text includes some worrying changes from the original draft, civil society have expressed strong support for this legislative instrument that promotes, respects and defends human rights online.
An English version of the law has been provided by the NetMundial Secretariat.