Posts Tagged “México”

The dangers of the TPP to Mexican legislation regarding intellectual property

by Digital Rights LAC on December 16, 2015

On November 6 2015, the Mexican Ministry of Economy made public the Spanish version of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), allowing a wider view about the effects that the chapter regarding intellectual property will have on Mexican legislation and how human rights on the digital environment will be affected. One thing is sure: Mexico has a lot more to lose that it has to win with the made agreements.

Trolls and access to rights: the #AxanDecide case

by Digital Rights LAC on October 27, 2015

By claiming his son’s right to education, a mother has being exiled and threatened with death. Trolls are to blame. Online and offline, we are in need of education, sensitization and debate to be able to deal with all of this rage.

Editatonas: closing the gender gap in the Spanish Wikipedia

by Digital Rights LAC on September 23, 2015

By the end of 2014, after a couple of years as wikipedian, I found out about an awful fact: One out of ten wikipedians is a woman (yes, only one). I started imagining what effect this could have on the internet’s main reference website and that is when everything made sense.

The last big battle of the TPP

by Digital Rights LAC on September 23, 2015

The advancements achieved in the negotiation of the agreement are increasingly bigger, the maneuvers of the civil society are made more and more difficult and, even though better perspectives regarding technological matters can be seen, there is a big obstacle to overcome in order to assure the sovereignty of the countries: the Certification.

The Internet in Mexico, two years after #ReformaTelecom

by Digital Rights LAC on July 14, 2015

The destiny of the Internet is key in any analysis of telecommunications reform (#ReformaTelecom) in Mexico, which included constitutional changes, as well as a regulatory law that will outline the guidelines of the regulator. International trends have been dragging their associated problems closer to Mexicans, to a point where it is impossible to escape them.

FinFisher in Mexico: Smile, you are still being spied

by Digital Rights LAC on June 12, 2015

In March 2013, the Citizen Lab of the University of Toronto published the report For Their Eyes Only: The Commercialization of Digital Spying. For Mexico, this report marked a turning point: the researchers found the surveillance software FinFisher operating in two telecommunication networks.

Toward freer lands on the Internet

by Digital Rights LAC on April 6, 2015

Internet Service Providers in Latin America are increasing data plans that include free access to certain popular applications or not involving consumption of data plan. The “zero rating” arrived in the region and not all are happy.

Mexico discusses Internet Governance

by Digital Rights LAC on April 6, 2015

In mid-February, local ecosystem actors met for the second time in Mexico City to discuss Internet governance. This is a Mexican venture inspired by the Internet governance forum and the multi-stakeholder model.

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 »

Human rights as a bargaining chip: the case of #LeyTelecom

by Digital Rights LAC on July 30, 2014

The recent approval of a new Telecommunications Law in Mexico uncovers an outrageous reality where the political process behind the transactions have converted human rights into a bargaining chip. Francisco Vera, NGO Derechos Digitales. After an exhausting and prolonged battle by human rights activists from Mexican civil society, the draft (…)  Leer Artículo »

The low involvement of civil society in the Telecommunications Act in Mexico

by Digital Rights LAC on May 5, 2014

The Telecommunications Act has been controversial not only because it damages freedom of expression on the Internet, but also because throughout the process of its discussion, the contributions of civil society have been minimal. What will happen to public interest in this legislation under these conditions? By Israel Rosas* The (…)  Leer Artículo »

Political Internet Censorship: a reality in Mexico (with a little help from the United States and

by Digital Rights LAC on April 2, 2014

The 1DMX web site was censored for three months, without explanation and with the cooperation of the Mexican and American government, along with the complicity of one of the largest domain name companies in the world. What are the implications of political censorship on the Internet for the rest of (…)  Leer Artículo »