In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution A/RES/68/167, entitled "The Right to Privacy in the Digital Age”, originally introduced by Brazil and Germany. The fact that it was adopted by consensus among the 193 Member States shows that the international community recognizes universal principles upheld by Brazil, such as the protection of the right to privacy and to freedom of expression, especially against extraterritorial actions of countries in regards to data collection, surveillance, and interception of communications. It also innovated when it recognized that those rights must be protected both “offline” and “online”. The resolution provides for the continuation of the dialogue and the deepening of discussions on the right to privacy in electronic communications in the context of the United Nations.
The Brazilian Government is also engaged in international actions related to promoting the right to memory. Brazil cooperates with neighboring countries in exchanging documents related to severe violations of human rights that took place during the respective military regimes – which constitutes important contribution for the works of the Brazilian National Truth Commission.