Brazil is creating a secure email system capable of shielding official communications from foreign attacks, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced.
"We need more security on our messages to prevent possible espionage," Rousseff said on Twitter on Sunday.
The Federal Data Processing Service (SERPRO) was tasked to implement the system.
"This is the first step toward extending the privacy and inviolability of official posts," Rousseff said.
The move comes amid a spying scandal by the United States and Canada on Brazilian government agencies and economic sectors.