Posts Tagged “Argentina”

Redes comunitarias: Internet desde la primera milla

by Digital Rights LAC on April 8, 2016

Estamos acostumbrados a mirar Internet desde arriba hacia abajo, desde lo más grande a lo más pequeño, desde el proveedor hacia el usuario. Existe otra mirada posible, que es la de Internet como verdadera red de pares. Para esta mirada, lo más importante está en los extremos y no en las conexiones. De la misma manera que una autopista que atraviesa un territorio no tiene sentido por sí misma, sino por las poblaciones que interconecta, en un paisaje digital que revaloriza los extremos, son las personas y no los cables que las conectan, lo que se convierte en el foco de atención.

Negative: a century of photography, on the verge of privatization

by Digital Rights LAC on December 16, 2015

In practice, the extension of the terms would mean to outlaw activities of acquis and digital repositories as diverse as the General Archive of the Nation, the Trapalanda Digital Library of the National Library or community and volunteer projects such as Wikipedia.

Electronic vote, not a solution

by Digital Rights LAC on October 27, 2015

The 2015 Argentine election cycle uncovered the shortcomings left by the citizenship mistrust. The breaking point was Tucumán’s electoral process, loaded with clientelism, violence and cheats. Looking at this shameful spectacle, a claim raises: the adoption of a electronic voting system,

Anti-discrimination and freedom of expression in Argentina

by Digital Rights LAC on August 24, 2015

El proyecto de Ley Nacional Contra la Discriminación que se está tratando en estos días en Argentina pretende, entre otros objetivos, regular los comentarios en internet. El proyecto es contrario a la Constitución Nacional y a los principios establecidos por el Sistema Interamericano de Derechos Humanos.

Domain names: registration, regulations, dispute settlement in Argentina

by Digital Rights LAC on July 14, 2015

The domain names system, with its rules for registration and settlement of disputes requires permanent attention and revision. In this article we will review the main elements which the DNS consists of and we will then analyze the recent modification of the domain name dispute system in Argentina.

Argentina: The debate over the voting system

by Digital Rights LAC on June 12, 2015

In an election year, the attempt to adopt an electronic voting system in the City of Buenos Aires revives the debate on the convenience of using computers for election purposes, but most people fail to see the risks associated with this.

Argentina: On biometrics, SIBIOS and old practices of population control

by Digital Rights LAC on May 7, 2015

This year use of a single ID card (known as the single DNI, which stands for national identity document) will come into effect in Argentina and  all data on Argentine nationals will go into a single database stored with digitized biometric information.  Why is this important and why is this information worthy of attention?

Personal Data, Companies and the Cloud: Are we ready for it?

by Digital Rights LAC on April 6, 2015

Cloud computing technology, so advanced in other parts of the globe, is incipient in Latin America in general and Argentina in particular. Nevertheless, according to recent studies, Argentine businesses expect to see substantial growth in the adoption of cloud technology in 2015.

“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 »

Internet Governance Forum 2014: A simplified balance

by Digital Rights LAC on October 29, 2014

Valeria Betancourt APC The meeting held in Turkey on 2-5 September 2014 showed that the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) process is not, as many people think and argue, a fait accompli without the chance of evolving and improving. The fact that the organisers of the different workshops related to the (…)  Leer Artículo »

Not in my name! The protection of women as a censorship argument

by Digital Rights LAC on October 29, 2014

Beatriz Busaniche, Fundación Vía Libre Once again, in what seems to be a classic example since the widespread use of the Internet, good intentions justify projects that threaten constitutional rights and guaranties. The bill to remove messages promoting sex trade and human trafficking submitted by Argentina represents a clear example. (…)  Leer Artículo »

What transparency standards should we demand from States using surveillance technologies?

by Digital Rights LAC on September 30, 2014

The news that Germany sells surveillance technologies, without proper licensing to Argentina, Chile and Mexico, reveals the urgent need for putting pressure on the state to balance the comprehendable need for public safety with respecting the human rights of its citizens. By Francisco Vera, Derechos Digitales*. Undoubtedly, the biggest news (…)  Leer Artículo »