Spy target Dilma Rousseff takes a lead in global internet reform

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (left) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were both NSA targets (photo: dpa)
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (left) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel were both NSA targets (photo: dpa)

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff reacted angrily when she was spied on by Washington’s National Security Agency. But she has subsequently adopted internet governance as a global issue on which she could appear as a leader. Her poll ratings have been falling, but she is hoping that a successful international web conference in Sao Paulo will help her re-election bid in October.

Spy target Dilma Rousseff takes a lead in global internet reform

BRAZILIAN President Dilma Rousseff, whose personal communications were intercepted by America’s National Security Agency (NSA), is winning praise from international experts for playing a leading role in establishing global internet gover...

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