How does InternetLab fund its activities?

InternetLab is a non-profit entity. We do not act as a consulting or a law firm and we only provide services if they are in tune with our goals, which are mainly related to do research in the area of law and technology, specially with subjects concerned with the impact of public policies.

The financing of our activities comes from foundations, nonprofit organizations, companies and individuals. In all these cases we have two conditions for accepting contributions: independence in the development and implementation of projects and the freedom to express any kind of analysis and institutional stance.

In the year 2015, our funding came 66% from foundations and international third sector organizations, 5% of national institutions, 28% of companies and 1% of individual donations.

How was the project "QDSD?" funded?

The project was funded by donations from Ford Foundation and individual donors.

Who worked in the "QDSD"?

The InternetLab team that worked on this project was: Dennys Antonialli (executive director), Francisco Brito Cruz (director), Jacqueline Abreu (researcher) and Juliana Ruiz (research intern). The team had collaborations from  Mariana Valente (director), Beatriz Kira (researcher and project lead) and Fabiane Midori (research intern).

In EFF,  Katitza Rodríguez (international rights director) and Kurt Opsahl (deputy executive director and general counsel) worked on the project.

The communication part of the project was conducted by Maria Claudia Levy, from GOMA Oficina, and Sergio and Bruno Berkenbrock, from MirrorLab.

The project ends with the dissemination of the results?

No, the project continues. The frequency of the evaluation in the project is annual. In each version, InternetLab will re-evaluate the methodology and the results, ensuring that they reflect what are the possibilities within the reach of companies so they can defend your data.

Recommendations for the next edition

For the next few years and evaluations, InternetLab invites the companies to develop privacy policies in oder to inform users about the treatment given to personal data and connection logs, as requested by the Marco Civil da Internet, and the ways they deal with court orders and requests from administrative authorities. It is also encouraged that the companies use their ‘press rooms’ on their websites to list their actions in defense of privacy and data protection in the judiciary and in public debates. Finally, InternetLab also encourages companies to publish transparency reports and to adopt user notification practices.