Posts Tagged “LAC”

Internet and sexual offenses: beyond common sense

by Digital Rights LAC on September 30, 2014

In this complicated tension between protecting the rights of those condemned and preventing future possible crimes, Internet poses new challenges. Sebastián Guidi, lawyer* If you have a Facebook account, it´s a fact that you have stated sometime between the conditions of use, not have been convicted of a sexual offense. (…)  Leer Artículo »

Addressing the ultimate form of cybersecurity control: the “Internet kill switch” and the national security provisions

by Digital Rights LAC on August 28, 2014

This practice colloquially known as a “shut down of the Internet” or “Internet kill switch,” which could be easily considered as the “ultimate form of control” over the Internet infrastructure, has not only been considered or used by dictatorial regimes. By Patricia Vargas León* In January 2009, Egypt vanished from (…)  Leer Artículo »

Information Collection, Location Tracking & User Awareness

by Digital Rights LAC on August 28, 2014

As companies around the globe are tracking data online, it’s important for Latin American users to understand the steps they can take to protect their own privacy. Ellen Marie Nadeau, Derechos Digitales* The past few weeks, articles regarding mobile tracking have been circulating the Internet. New technology connects the tracking (…)  Leer Artículo »

NETmundial and the future of Internet Governance

by Digital Rights LAC on May 28, 2014

The Internet Governance regime is going through a moment of re-evaluation and changes. Under the Unites Nations, several meetings will be held in preparation to the review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10), which will take place in 2015. By Marília Maciel* 1. A geopolitical shift and (…)  Leer Artículo »

A Key Tool in the Struggle for a Free Internet

by Digital Rights LAC on May 5, 2014

The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has published the report Freedom of Expression and the Internet. This report probably constitutes the main legal and constitutional tool to advance the struggle for a free and open Internet in the Americas. By Ramiro (…)  Leer Artículo »

Everything you need to know about the new version of Creative Commons licenses

by Digital Rights LAC on April 2, 2014

In November 2013 was launched the 4.0 version of the Creative Commons licenses. However, we still have many questions about it. Luisa Guzman, from Creative Commons Colombia, points out some of the improvements and benefits for the CC community. By Luisa Guzman* The 4.0 are already here. The Creative Commons (CC) licenses (…)  Leer Artículo »

NetMundial: what’s new and where does it fit in the Internet Governance environment?

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2014

In April 23 and 24 São Paulo will host the Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance, also called NetMundial, a diplomatic event willing to debate Internet Governance Principles and a roadmap for the future evolution of the Internet Governance Ecosystem. By Joana Varon Despite the series of (…)  Leer Artículo »

Useful Fools?

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2014

In December 2013, just when South Africa said its final goodbye to Nelson Mandela, the man who made possible changing the direction of his country, hundreds of people interested in the subject of intellectual property and the way it affects our lives, were attending the third Global Congress on Intellectual (…)  Leer Artículo »

The day we said, “Enough!”

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2014

Activists and civilians throughout the world came together once again to defend our rights from government authorities and their attacks on our privacy. Can we succeed? By Atilio Grimani In 2013, we realized we were being spied on. This was new, for some. Denial: this sort of thing only happens (…)  Leer Artículo »

[2013 Assessment] Privacy and surveillance on Latin America and the Caribbean

by Digital Rights LAC on January 28, 2014

In Digital Rights LAC we wanted to ask latin american experts for a personal balance on digital rights issues. This was the case of Carly Nyst, to whom we asked: given the diverse biometric identification systems spawned in the region during 2013, like SIBIOS in Argentina or PUMA in Colombia, (…)  Leer Artículo »

[2013 Assessment] Internet Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Digital Rights LAC on January 28, 2014

At Digital Rights LAC we wanted to ask different specialists in the region about their personal appraisals on digital rights issues. This is the case of Valeria Betancourt. We asked her about what were the main developments in internet governance issues in the region throughout 2013? What can we expect (…)  Leer Artículo »

Computer crime: the necessary human rights perspective

by Digital Rights LAC on November 22, 2013

By Paz Pena Ochoa In a context of increased criminalization of cybercrime, it is time to reflect on how our laws respond harmoniously with respect for the human rights of citizens. The conclusions drawn may prove to be more than worrying. Spam, fraud, child pornography and virtual terrorism, among so (…)  Leer Artículo »