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Brazilian congressmen open boxes with signatures in favor of the bill on Internet privacy in Brasilia, Brazil, March 25, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Eraldo Peres

Brazil's new Internet 'Bill of Rights,' promotes privacy, ensures net neutrality

SAO PAULO - Brazil's president signed into law on Wednesday a "Bill of Rights" for the digital age that aims to protect online privacy and promote the Internet as a public utility by barring telecommunications companies from charging for preferential access to their networks. The law signed by President Dilma Rousseff at a global conference on the future of Internet governance puts Brazil in the …

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