“N°19 01/2015”

Net neutrality weakened in Ecuador

by Digital Rights LAC on January 31, 2015

After a fairly brief discussion, with the limited participation of its own citizens, the National Assembly of Ecuador passed the new Telecommunications Act. One goal of the law is to protect net neutrality, but with an exception that could end up being disastrous for the very principle itself. by Andrés (…)  Leer Artículo »

The challenges of criminal investigations in the age of Internet

by Digital Rights LAC on January 30, 2015

Prosecuting crimes often involves the practice of intrusive measures in the sphere of intimacy and privacy of individuals. This fact becomes even more complex when it touches our own personal communications on the Internet. Are Latin America’s procedural systems ready to face these challenges? By J. Carlos Lara, Derechos Digitales. (…)  Leer Artículo »

Life is beta

by Digital Rights LAC on January 30, 2015

Brazil: the practical reality still places us at an institutional opacity level, far from an ideal transparency situation. This less optimistic reading can be confirmed with numbers, both globally and nationally. By Paulo Rená Santarém Government transparency in Brazil: on the right track, but there is still a long way to (…)  Leer Artículo »

The dangerous ambiguity of communications encryption rules in Colombia

by Digital Rights LAC on January 30, 2015

In Colombia, the discussion about the legitimacy of using encrypted communications must start from the fact that there is already legislation on the matter. By Juan Diego Castañeda Gómez It is not unusual that, with attacks such as those in Paris against the satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo,’ governments react by (…)  Leer Artículo »

“Digital Argentina”: regulation and, future?

by Digital Rights LAC on January 30, 2015

In Argentina, the year 2014 ended with a highly relevant news for policies, for regulation as well as for convergent and communications market. The National Congress passed the Digital Argentina bill in extraordinary sessions. By Santiago Marino*. The executive branch’s initiative was sent to the Congress unexpectedly, without previous debate (…)  Leer Artículo »