Cyber Stewards Network Partner Derechos Digitales has published a report in collaboration with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, titled “Who Has Your Back in Chile? First-Annual Report Seeks to Find Out Which Chilean ISPs Stand With Their Users.” The report evaluates the privacy practices of Chilean Internet service providers (ISPs) and telephone companies.
Chileans go online more than any nationality in Latin America, while their data goes through just a handful of ISPs, making defending their information largely the task of these companies. The report examines, among other indicators, things like whether the companies notify users when complying with judicial requests for access to their account data, or whether companies challenge surveillance laws or individual demands for user data. The report also incorporates questionnaires and private interviews conducted with the ISPs, along with a relative ranking for the privacy protections these companies offer.
Read the full report or a Spanish summary of the report.
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:
- Verification and content of a cybersecurity concept both in Argentina and Chile.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.