As a growing global power, Brazil has a paradoxical relationship to security. While Brazil has a history of military dictatorships, more recently there has been resistance to the inclusion of Brazil in U.S. surveillance programs. As a nation, Brazil has created policies that are unique and are reflected in its constitution and in laws that provide for injunctions, liability, and consumer protection. Relatively powerful privacy protections are combined with a somewhat contradictory attitude toward security. Brazil gained international attention when it objected to U.S. surveillance, but Brazil also maintains its own security agency and created surveillance operations for the 2014 FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) World Cup. Like virtually every nation, Brazil works to create policy that accounts for both the need for ...

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