Tech Roundup: Ten years of the Access to Information Law

Experts warn that Bolsonaro is chipping away and the effectiveness of the Access to Information Law, a crucial piece of Brazil's transparency structure

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Welcome to our Tech Roundup. In this week’s feature, we explore Brazil’s Access to Information Law, which is ten years old this week, and why it is at risk of being gutted by the Bolsonaro government.

Access to Information Law turns ten under government attacks

This week, Brazil’s Access to Information Law (LAI) turned ten years old. Of extreme importance for the Brazilian public administration, the law created a structure of transparency that allowed contact between citizens and the State in a variety of ways. However, experts say the legislation is now at risk of being neutered by far-right President...

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