Eduardo Magrani

Eduardo MagraniInstitute for Internet and Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio)

PhD. and Coordinator of the Institute for Internet and Society of Rio de Janeiro (ITS Rio). Senior Fellow at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin. Eduardo Magrani has been working with public policy, Internet regulation and Intellectual Property since 2008. Professor of Law and Technology and Intellectual Property at FGV Law School, UERJ, IBMEC and PUC-Rio. Researcher and Project Leader at FGV in the Center for Technology & Society (2010-2017).

Author of the books "The Internet of Things" (2018), "Among Data and Robots: Ethics and Privacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence" (forthcoming, 2018), “Digital Rights: Latin America and the Caribbean” (2017) and "Connected Democracy" (2014). Associated Researcher at the Law Schools Global League and Member of the Global Network of Internet & Society Research Centers. Ph.D. and Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Constitutional Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro with a thesis on Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence through the lenses of Privacy Protection and Ethics. Bachelor of Laws at PUC-Rio, with academic exchange at the University of Coimbra and Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3. Lawyer, acting actively on Digital Rights, Corporate Law and Intellectual Property fields.

Magrani has been strongly engaged in the discussions about Internet regulation and was one of the developers of Brazil's first comprehensive Internet legislation: Brazil's Internet Bill of Rights (“Marco Civil da Internet”). Eduardo has coordinated at FGV the Access to Knowledge Brazil Project, as Project Manager, participating and interested in the copyright reform, intermediary liability and Internet regulation policies in Brazil. Coordinator of Creative Commons Brazil and the Digital Rights: Latin America and the Caribbean Project since 2012, jointly with prestigious Latin American organizations. Currently he coordinates several projects as Coordinator of Law and Technology of ITS Rio.

The continuous interaction between intelligent devices, sensors and people points to the increasing number of data being produced, stored and processed, changing, in various aspects and increasingly, our daily life. On one hand, the context of hyperconnectivity can bring economic benefits to the State, companies, as well as convenience to consumers. On the other hand, increasing connectivity brings significant challenges in the spheres of privacy protection and contemporary ethics, impacting, ultimately, democracy itself. This thesis addresses, from the regulatory point of view, some of these challenges faced by the current rule of law arising from the advance of the scenario called Internet of Things.