IGF 2019 Pre-Event #42
Technology and Surveillance in Latin America: Towards Human Rights Standars

Derechos Digitales


Latin America is a region with a problematic legacy of authoritarian governments and human rights violations. In the last couple of years, there’s been a trend to increment the use of technology for surveillance purposes, online and offline, often without clear human rights safeguards, becoming a threat for marginalized population, activists, journalists, political dissidents and other groups.

In this session, Latin American representatives from Governments, Civil Society and the Private Sector will discuss strategies aimed to work together towards a regional Human Rights framework that regulated the use of technologies for surveillance purposes, online and offline.