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ADC publishes a report on the Latin American ‘Cybersecurity Agenda’

Citizen Lab’s Cyber Stewards Network Partner Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) has released a report titled “Surveillance and Intelligence in the Latin American Cybersecurity Agenda Comparative Report: Chile-Argentina.” The report is part of a broader project exploring cybersecurity programs in the region, and compares the two countries in various ways, including the following:

  1. Verification and content of a cybersecurity concept both in Argentina and Chile.
  2. The institutions and agencies responsible for the work related to that activity, including the level of specificity the subject has reached in each of the countries under analysis.
  3. Applicable laws designed to address online surveillance work or work related to it, even when no specific reference is made. In the last section we mention what happens in both countries regarding the cybersecurity agenda or policies and describe the evolution of that particular process.
  4. Finally, relevant cases in both countries to show how cybersecurity issues have been handled when it conflicts with certain human rights.

At the conclusion of the report, ADC provides recommendations and suggestions based on the report’s findings, in order to ensure that human rights and civil society perspectives are taken into consideration when developing cybersecurity policy.

Read the full report.