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Frequently Asked Questions

It is a policy that defines the creation of opportunities for citizen participation in federal government bodies and agencies. It was implemented by President Dilma through Decree 8.243 , 2014.
If the PNPS was implemented by decree means that the legislature was ignored?

No. To the contrary. Law 10.683 approved by Congress in 2003, imbued the General Secretariat of the Presidency with the responsibility of regulating the "relationship and coordination with civil society and the creation and implementation of consulting instruments and popular participation of interest to the executive branch." And that's exactly what the president did, responding to this directive of the Legislature.


Not at all. First, these councils, boards, commissions, ombudsmen and other participation tools are only advisory in nature. In other words, they have no power to make decisions. In these areas, citizens and social groups are heard and offer suggestions on public policies being implemented. Second, the National Policy on Social Participation relates only to federal agencies and has no power over the Chamber of Deputies or the Senate.

It is a law that creates rights and obligations for businesses and citizens in the Brazilian virtual environment. It was publicly debated between 2009 and 2011 and approved in 2014, and today is considered a worldwide benchmark example of legislation regarding the Internet. Among other things, the Framework ensured that the connection providers can not decide what kind of data will move more quickly speed on the network and established deadlines and rules for storing personal information about Brazilian citizens.