The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Brazilian Congress has passed a bill that ensures privacy for the internet and network access.

The Senate approved the bill on Tuesday night, the eve of a two-day conference in Sao Paulo on the future of internet regulation to which had the attendance of representatives from some 80 countries.

Brazil became an advocate for Internet freedom after revelations last year that President Dilma Rousseff and state oil company Petrobras were under surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency.

The project puts limits on the information that can be gathered from Internet users in Brazil. At the same time, it exempts Internet service providers from using the content posted by its users.

Rousseff, who is attending the conference in Sao Paulo, must sign the standard to become law.

The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

San Jose, Costa Rica