On May 11, Decree No. 8,771 (source document in Portuguese), an executive order regulating the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet (source document in Portuguese), became effective. The decree regulates procedures for internet service providers and application service providers regarding data storage and protection, internet data package discrimination and traffic degradation, standards for investigation of criminal offenses, and transparency measures concerning data record requests by governmental authorities.

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