• Derechos Digitales’ comments to the AIAB regional consultation on Latin America and the Caribbean

    Derechos Digitales

    Delivered by Jamila Venturini on May 21st, 2024.

  • The Feminist Principles for Including Gender in the GDC (September, 2023)

    The development of the feminist principles listed here has been a dynamic and multifaceted process, drawing inspiration and guidance from a range of sources, such as the Agreed Conclusions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 67; the conclusions of a UN Women & Equality Now consultation event at CSW; and a submission to the Global Digital Compact consultation by APC, following an event with gender rights and digital organisations in March 2023. The principles also draw on United Nations Human Rights Council (A/HRC) resolutions, and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

  • A Gender Review of the GDC Zero Draft

    Derechos Digitales, APC, Women At The Table, Equality Now, Alliance for Universal Digital Rights, Pollicy, DRF, World Wide Web Foundation

    Here we provide comments on the GDC Zero Draft, released by the process Co-Facilitators—
    Sweden and Zambia— in April 2024. These comments are the result of a collective process and
    seek to advance the centrality of gender issues in the GDC, ensuring that the governance,
    development, and use of technology is inclusive and benefits women and girls, in all their
    diversity, around the world. This approach seeks to prevent the deepening of gender inequality
    and promote equitable access and participation in the digital context.

  • Recommendations on the zero draft of the Global Digital Compact (April 26, 2024)

    Derechos Digitales, Forum on Information & Democracy, Reporters sans frontières (RSF), Research ICT Africa

    The recommendations presented here aim to inspire the intergovernmental negotiations taking place at the United Nations and to shape a common approach of democratic States that are members of the Partnership for Information and Democracy.

  • GDC Stakeholders Consultations (April 24, 2024)

    Derechos Digitales

    Derechos Digitales’ submission to the GDC. GDC should amplify perspectives from the Global South, enhancing multistakeholder engagement, upholding existing consensus, leveraging the role of the existing mechanisms

  • Joint statement: Finding the good in the first UN General Assembly resolution on artificial intelligence

    Access Now, Article 19, Association for Progressive Communications, Derechos Digitales, Digital Action, European Center for Not-For-Profit Law Stichting, Global Partners Digital, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, Privacy International

    We, the undersigned civil society organizations, welcome the United States-led United Nations
    (UN) General Assembly resolution “Seizing the opportunities of safe, secure and trustworthy
    artificial intelligence systems for sustainable development.”

  • APC, Derechos Digitales and Global Partners Digital submission to the UN Human Rights B-tech Project call for inputs (February 15, 2024)

    APC, Derechos Digitales, Global Digital Partners

    APC, Derechos Digitales and Global Partners Digital welcome the opportunity to present this submission in response to the call for inputs issued by OHCHR—B-Tech Project on Gender, Tech & the role of business.

  • Summit for the future – UN Civil Society Conference: Written Statement by Derechos Digitales

    Derechos Digitales
  • Derechos Digitales’ inputs to the consultation from the UN’s AI Advisory Body (AIAB) on its Interim Report: Governing AI for Humanity

    Derechos Digitales
  • Derechos Digitales’ Feedback form of the structural elements for a Global Digital Compact (8 march 2024)

    Derechos Digitales

    We disagree that the key priorities for the GDC are contemplated in the structural elements circulated by the Co-Facilitators in their letter dated 23 February 2024. The priorities do not clearly link the GDC to other spheres of participation in the internet governance system and technology, especially the UN system. Processes and principles established since WSIS, including the relevance of the IGF, are not duly recognized.

  • GDC Stakeholders Consultations (March 1, 2024)


    AlSur is a consortium of 11 civil society and academic organizations in Latin America dedicated to advancing human rights in the digital sphere. Our submission to the Global Digital Compact reflects our collective efforts to advocate for a human rights-based approach, with special consideration on the intersection of gender and human rights focusing on key areas.

  • Global Digital Compact – Joint Feedback to the GDC Structure (8 March 2024)

    Civil Society

    Suggestions by Civil Society about GDC, asking that is structurally unclear how the GDC process will relate to and integrate with other global internet governance mechanisms.

    Signed by members of the Greater Internet Freedom Consortium (Internews, International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, EngageMedia, Derechos Digitales, Droits Humains San Frontières, Zambian Cyber Security Initiative Foundation, Rudi International, Tech4Peace, Balkan Investigative Network, InternetLab, DefendDefenders, Metamorphosis Foundation for Internet Society, MISA Mozambique)

  • Written consultation conducted by the United States Agency for International Development USAID

    Derechos Digitales

    “Opportunities, risks and barriers of Artificial Intelligence” from the Global South.

  • Statement by Derechos Digitales at Global Digital Compact’ Stakeholders Consultations

    Paloma Lara Castro
  • Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes (AHC)

    Delivered by Paloma Lara Castro
  • Joint Statement on the Proposed Cybercrime Treaty Ahead of the Concluding Session

    List of signatories: Derechos Digitales, Access Now Association for Progressive Communications (APC), ARTICLE 19, Center for Democracy and Technology, CyberPeace Institute, Data Privacy Brasil

    Joint Statement on the Proposed Cybercrime Treaty Ahead of the Concluding SessionCivil society groups have contributed time and expertise to improve the draft and fully
    align it with existing human rights law and standards, the principles of the UN Charter
    and the rule of law, as well as best practices to provide legal certainty in efforts to improve

  • Fostering inclusive cyber norms: a Derechos Digitales case study

    Isidora Ruggeroni, Juan Carlos Lara

    How would international cyber norms be implemented substantively? How different would participation be in comparison to the previous process, and how would gender and human rights considerations be advanced in the new draft?

  • Statement by Derechos Digitales before the Open-Ended Working Group on security of and in the use of information and communications technologies (OEWG 2021-2025)

    Juan Carlos Lara

    Virtual informal dialogue with the Chair of the OEWG

  • Food Delivery and online marketplace platforms in Latin America: An exploration using Ranking Digital Rights standards

    Pedro Mizukami

    While platform labor has been a topic of concern for workers, academia, civil society, and governments ever since Uber started to aggressively expand its services globally, with attention only increasing over the past decade, the Covid-19 years have highlighted the need for a systematic examination of how online marketplaces and food delivery platforms, specifically, operate, in what ways they may impact the lives of users interacting with them, as well as their level of commitment with basic human rights.

  • Poster: Latin América in a Glimpse – Amazonia

  • Latin America in a Glimpse The Amazon

    Paloma Lara Castro and Michel Roberto de Souza

    Trends from case Sudies in Brazil, Bolivia,
    Colombia and Ecuador

  • Derechos Digitales’ comments to the UNESCO’s “Guidelines for a multistakeholder approach in the context of regulating digital platforms” – Draft 3.0

  • Rapid Response Found – Milestones 2022

    Derechos Digitales

    In 2022, the Rapid Response Found for the Protection of Digital Rights in Latin America (RRF) celebrated three years of work. Managed by Derechos Digitales, the RRF was coceivedas a contextualized, agile, flexible and less bureaucratic to the needs of organizations and activists working in Latinamerica when facing urgent situations that cannot be adressed by regular cycles.

  • LATIN AMERICA in a glimpse 2023

    Corporación Cambio Sostenible, Fundación Openlab, Espacio Público, MariaLab

    A peek at the gaps shaping our
    experiences on the internet

  • Comparative analysis EU-Chile modernized trade agreement on digital trade in the context of other recent digital trade agreements concluded by Chile.

    María Paz Canales
  • Derechos Digitales’ comments to the UNESCO Guidance for regulating digital platforms: a multistakeholder approach draft 1.1 1

    Derechos Digitales
  • Rapid Response Fund – 2021 Milestones

    Derechos Digitales

    The Rapid Response Fund for the Protection of Digital Rights in Latin America (RRF) arises with the objective of responding in an agile manner to the requirements of Latin American activists, social movements and civil society organizations working at the intersection between human rights and technologies, especially in situations of extreme urgency that cannot be effectively addressed by the regular cycle of project funding.

  • Towards a feminist framework for AI development: from principles to practice

    Juliana Guerra

    Is it possible to develop AI that does not reproduce logics of oppression? To answer this question, we focus on the power relations immersed in the field of AI and make an interpretative analysis of the day-to-day experiences of seven women working in some field of AI or data science in the region, in dialogue with different statements of feminist principles and guidelines for the development and deployment of digital technologies.

  • The right to privacy in Latin America in the face of digital technologies

    Derechos Digitales

    Derechos Digitales’ contribution to the report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human
    Rights on the right to privacy in the digital age at the 51 th session of the Human Rights Council

  • Budapest Convention on Cybercrime in Latin America: A brief analysis of adherence and implementation in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico.

    Bruna Martins dos Santos

    This report aims to discuss some of the main points of the Convention, as well as the challenges of implementation and harmonization of the provisions of the text with the legal systems and legal frameworks of the countries of the latin American region.

  • Emergency Aid in Brazil: Challenges in the implementation of a datafied social protection policy

    Clarice Tavares, Juliana Fonteles, Bárbara Simão and Mariana Valente
  • Urban Crime Prediction System: Algorithmic production of surveillance and control zones in the city

    Josefina Buschmann
  • Joint Stakeholder Contribution Universal Periodic Review 41st Session Period – Brazil

    APC , Artículo 19, Derechos Digitales, Intervozes

    This submission focuses on Brazil’s fulfilment of human rights obligations in the digital context and seeks to strengthen recommendations focused on guaranteeing universal access to the Internet in order to make possible free expression and association; access to information, knowledge and culture; and the exercise of economic and social rights in a manner that is secure, respectful of privacy and autonomy, and free of any kind of discrimination.

  • Artificial Intelligence and Participation in Latin America: The National AI Strategies

    Laura Hernández, María Paz Canales, Michel Roberto de Souza
  • PretorIA and automating the processing of human rights cases in Colombia

    Víctor Saavedra y Juan Carlos Upegui
  • Coronavirus UY and solving the pandemic through technology in Uruguay

    Dina Yael
  • The National Employment System and automated management of unemployment in Brazil

    Fernanda Bruno, Paula Cardoso, Paulo Faltay
  • The Child Alert System and predicting the risk of violations of children’s rights in Chile

    Matías Valderrama
  • Final considerations and comparative report

    Jamila Venturini and Patricio Velasco

    Executive summary of “Automated decision-making in public administration in Latin America. A comparative approach to its application in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay”.

  • Automated decision-making in public administration in Latin America. A comparative approach to its application in Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay.

    Patricio Velasco Fuentes & Jamila Venturini
  • Derechos Digitales’ Statement in the First session of the Ad Hoc Committee to Elaborate a Comprehensive International Convention on Countering the Use of Information and Communications Technologies for Criminal Purposes

    Michel De Souza

    8 de marzo de 2022

  • Internet shutdowns and human rights

    Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and Derechos Digitales

    Submission in response to the call for comments by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights as input for the report on internet shutdowns
    and human rights to the fiftieth session of the Human Rights Council in June 2022.

  • A Latin American perspective on the use of AI systems by the State Derechos Digitales’ contribution to the upcoming report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the right to privacy in the digital age

  • Response to the public consultation on Mozilla’s TRR policies (2021)

    Derechos Digitales
  • Identity systems and social protection in Venezuela and Bolivia: gender impacts and other inequalities

    Jamila Venturini & Marianne Diaz

    Research about the implementation of digital systems  to control people’s access to social protection programs in Venezuela and Bolivia.

  • The human rights impact of public and private measures to counter disinformation (2021)

    Derechos Digitales
  • Rapid Response Fund: Milestones 2019-2020

    Derechos Digitales

    Relevant information about the Rapid Response Fund for the Protection of Digital Rights in Latin America and its main milestones during the first 18 months of operation, from July 2019 to December 2020.

  • Regulatory issues in matters of freedom of expression and the internet in Latin America

    Rodrigo Vargas

    Analysis of the changes in legislative and jurisprudential matters with respect to a series of significant issues: the right to honor, intellectual property, responsibility of intermediaries, the right to be forgotten and the responsibility of search engine providers, internet neutrality, hate speech and other direct or indirect forms of censorship.

  • Trends related to regulatory developments in privacy and the internet in Latin America

    Valentina Hernández

    Analysis of the changes in legislative and jurisprudential matters with respect to a series of significant issues: data protection, surveillance and intelligence activity, encryption, crimes against intimacy, telephone identity record mandates, rules on the retention of communication data, and rules on biometrics. 

  • It’s Not Magic: Interfaces and Protocols for Video Calls

    Martu Isla, cacu, la_jes & Juliana Guerra

    Through the WebRTC standard, this publication analizes how videocalls are technicaly possible, and what depends on being able to use this service optimally in a region like Latin America and the Caribbean.

  • A tech-optimistic heresy flourish during the pandemic

    María Paz Canales

    A critical review to the different roles assumed by technology on the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, from a human rights perspective, and an emphasis on Latin America

  • COVID-19 and the increase of domestic violence against women in Latin America: A digital rights perspective (2020)

    Derechos Digitales
  • What Do We Talk When We Talk About AI: Algorithmic Decision-Making in Latin America (2020)

    María Paz Canales

    A a brief look at the implementation of algorithmic decision-making systems in Latin America and its impact on human rights, as part of our 2019 Latin America in a Glimpse series.

  • Joint Submission CG 37 – Participants in the American Regional Consultation

    Derechos Digitales et al.
  • Human rights situation and the use of technology during social protests in Chile 2019

    Derechos Digitales
  • UN Human Rights Business and Human Rights in Technology Project (B-Tech) Consultation (2019)

    María Paz Canales & J. Carlos Lara
  • UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation Consultation (2019)

    María Paz Canales
  • Latin America in a Glimpse: Algorithms and Inequalities (2018)

    Natalia Zuazo

    A preview of the 2018 edition of Latin America in a Glimpse, about the impact of algorithmic decisions in Latin American democracy.

  • What is Access? Why are Women Less Connected? (2018)

    Gisela Pérez de Acha

    Digital Gender Gap in Mexico

  • Report Card. Women’s rights online (2018)

    Derechos Digitales

    Measuring Progress, Driving Action. Gender audit prepared in partnership with the Web Foundation.

  • Data Retention and Registration of Mobile Phones: Chile in the Latin American Context (2017)

    Marianne Diaz

    A compared perspective about data retention and registration of mobile phones laws fromf Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Chile.

  • Technologies for Privacy and Freedom of Expression: Rules on Anonymity and Encription (2017)

    Valentina Hernández Bauzá

    Chile in the Latin American context

  • The Protection of Personal data in Chile (2017)

    Pablo Viollier

    This report portraits the current state of protection of personal data in Chile, from multiple perspectives: normative, institutional and political.

  • National Cibersecurity Policy

    Pablo Viollier

    Participatory drafting of the National Cibersecurity Policy. Towards a new regularoty framework for Chile

  • Latin America in a Glimpse (2017)

    Derechos Digitales

    Gender, feminism and the internet in Latin America

  • Latin America in a Glimpse (2016)

    Derechos Digitales, APC & Coding Rights

    A summary of the most relevant events with respect to human rights and tecnology in Latin America in 2016.

  • Hacking Team in Latin America: The business of spying on people

    Constanza Figueroa & Vladimir Garay

    Did your government purchased spying technology? Which state agencies acquired Hacking Team’s products? What was the cost? Is your government keeping activsts and political dissidents under surveillance?

  • Latin America in a Glimpse (2015)

    Derechos Digitales, APC & Coding Rights
    A summary of the most relevant events with respect to human rights and the internet in Latin America in 2015
  • Perceptions of privacy among agents in the Chilean criminal justice system (2015)

    Pablo Cárcamo y Klaus Lehmann

    This investigation examines varying perceptions of the concept of privacy and the practical implications of these perceptions among the main actors in the Chilean criminal justice system.

  • Freedom of expression, encryption, and anonymity (2015)

    World Wide Web Foundation, Centre for Internet and Human Rights at European University Viadrina, Oficina Antivigilância at the Institute for Technology and Society - ITS Rio & Derechos Digitales

    Collaborative research on the use of encryption and anonymity in digital communications. The main goal of this initiative was to collect cases to highlight regional peculiarities from Latin America and other few countries from the Global South.

  • Privacy within the System of Criminal Prosecution in Chile (2014)

    J. Carlos Lara, Carolina Pincheira & Francisco Vera

    In the following pages we will develop a study on the problems of privacy the fight against crime in Chile poses. To do that three main aspects must be analyzed: the legal framework, the strategic plan of the Public Ministry and the level of legal privacy protection in the country.

  • Privacy in the Chilean legal system (2014)

    J. Carlos Lara, Carolina Pincheira & Francisco Vera

    The present report constitutes the result of an examination of the legal regulations currently valid in Chile and linked to a set of interests related, namely: private life, intimacy, and the inviolability of private communications and the protection of personal data.

  • Latin America in a glimpse: human rights and the Internet (2014)

    ONG Derechos Digitales, APC and Joana Varon Ferraz

    A summary of some aspects in the discussion in Latin America regarding human rights and the internet. This initiative has been especially made to increase the understanding of the region in the international community gathered at the IGF 2014.

  • Chile and the TPP negotiations: analysis of economic and political impact (2013)

    Carlos Fuche

    Analysis of the costs and benefits it has for the Chilean participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement prepared by Mr. Carlos Furche as an independent consultant .