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.
Cyber Stewards network Partner Asociación por les Derechos Civiles (ADC) hosted a two part workshop. The first session, about Data Protection Systems in Latin America, involved participants sharing concerns regarding the practice of collecting personal data from citizens, which has been carried out by both governments and the private sector. In addition, the regulatory frameworks of the Region and international standards for the protection of personal data were examined. The second session focused on biometrics and surveillance technologies, held in tandem with Privacy International. ADC shared their work on biometrics technologies used at the state level in Argentina, and discussion followed on the different uses of the technology, whether in migration management or by security agencies. Other organizations invited, including Derechos Digitales, shared their strategies for research and advocacy, and identify potential collaboration opportunities.
Donny BU of ICT Watch also co-organized the Indonesia Open Forum in tandem with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The session investigated the effect of social media on democracy in Indonesia, and the ways it can be harnessed as a tool for strengthening civil engagement. Participants discussed ways to improve access for underrepresented groups such as youth and women. Read more information on the workshop.
Representatives from the Centre for Internet and Society and CIPESA were also in attendance at the IGF.
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.