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Part of a ZDNet Special Feature: IT Security in the Snowden Era

The world's first Internet governance plan: what do you want to know?

We will discuss Brazil's upcoming proposals for first global Internet bill of rights with the government and want your opinion on the subject

Later this month, the Brazilian government will present its suggestions for a global Internet governanc e model, which will set out provisions around net neutrality, right to privacy and freedom of expression online.

The plan will be discussed at multistakeholder event NETmundial, which will take place in São Paulo on April 22-23 with the participation of Brazil, France, Ghana, Germany, India, Indonesia, South Africa, South Korea, Tunisia, Turkey and the US. The event's collaborative draft agreement has been released by WikiLeaks last week.

ZDNet will discuss these upcoming proposals with the secretary of information technology policies at the Brazilian ministry of science and technology, Virgílio Almeida today (15) and want your opinion on the matter.

What do you want to know about the proposals of the world's first plan for Internet?


- Brazil has announced NETmundial would take place following the claims of data surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA), when it emerged that Brazil was also on the list of non-adversarial countries being monitored.

- The Brazilian government has been an outspoken critic of the surveillance policies of the United States and has received Barack Obama's speech on reforms created in response to leaks by the fugitive NSA former contractor Edward Snowden "with caution"

- When presenting its contribution to NETmundial's agenda, the US government said that it "will discourage any debate around the reach or limitations of state sovereignty in Internet policy."

- WikiLeaks suggested that Brazil and Germany's previous anti-surveillance intentions within the governance plan were “gutted to just one paragraph,” due to pressure from the US.

- Last month, Brazil has made progress on the Internet governance front by voting its own national Bill of Rights , which had been stalled for years prior to the NSA scandal.

We want your opinion: what do you want to know about Brazil's upcoming global Internet governance proposals? Please write your views in the comments section below.