New book analyzes cybersecurity regulations in BRICS countries

The book looks at five essential dimensions of cybersecurity in the BRICS countries: data protection, consumer protection, cybercrime, online public order preservation and cyber defense.

Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School, in partnership with German publisher Springer, has launched a book titled CyberBRICS: Cybersecurity Regulations in the BRICS Countries. Organized by Luca Belli, the book arose from the CyberBRICS Project, the first major attempt to carry out a comparative analysis of internet regulations and digital policies in the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

The book looks at five essential dimensions of cybersecurity in the BRICS countries: data protection, consumer protection, cybercrime, online public order preservation and cyber defense.

The BRICS countries were selected not only because of their size and growing economic and geopolitical relevance, but also because, over the next decade, the projected growth of the internet and technological innovation are likely to occur predominantly in these nations. Consequently, the technology, policy and governance arrangements defined by the BRICS countries will likely impact – and are already impacting – not only the 3.2 billion people who live there, but also the individuals and companies that choose to use the increasingly popular apps and services developed in the BRICS countries, according to their standards.

Researchers, regulators and scholars of internet regulation will find this book to be a valuable guide to how cyber policies work in these emerging economies and how they are influencing the rest of the world.

The book includes prefaces by Sergio Suchodolski, the president of the Minas Gerais Development Bank and a former director of strategy for the New Development Bank (the BRICS’ development bank), and Sizwe Snail, South Africa’s Information Commissioner.

For more information about the book, click here.

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