On March 31, a Congressional Hearing (Comissão Parlamentar de Inquérito) investigating cyber crimes drafted its Final Report (source document in Portuguese). The report proposed several amendments to the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet and Brazilian Cyber Crimes Statute (source documents in Portuguese). These amendments would, among other things, increase liability for internet service providers broadcasting offensive materials, grant IP address permissions to law enforcement personnel, broaden criminal liability for those who unlawfully access computers, and grant cyber crime investigative jurisdiction to the Brazilian Federal Police.

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