Rapid Response Found- 2021 Milestones
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
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’ 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.
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
Urban Crime Prediction System: Algorithmic production of surveillance and control zones in the city
Joint Stakeholder Contribution Universal Periodic Review 41st Session Period – Brazil
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
PretorIA and automating the processing of human rights cases in Colombia
Coronavirus UY and solving the pandemic through technology in Uruguay
The National Employment System and automated management of unemployment in Brazil
The Child Alert System and predicting the risk of violations of children’s rights in Chile
Final considerations and comparative report
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.
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
8 de marzo de 2022
Internet shutdowns and human rights
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)
Identity systems and social protection in Venezuela and Bolivia: gender impacts and other inequalities
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)
Rapid Response Fund: Milestones 2019-2020
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
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
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
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
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)
What Do We Talk When We Talk About AI: Algorithmic Decision-Making in Latin America (2020)
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
Human rights situation and the use of technology during social protests in Chile 2019
UN Human Rights Business and Human Rights in Technology Project (B-Tech) Consultation (2019)
UN High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation Consultation (2019)
Latin America in a Glimpse: Algorithms and Inequalities (2018)
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)
Digital Gender Gap in Mexico
Report Card. Women’s rights online (2018)
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)
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)
Chile in the Latin American context
The Protection of Personal data in Chile (2017)
This report portraits the current state of protection of personal data in Chile, from multiple perspectives: normative, institutional and political.
National Cibersecurity Policy
Participatory drafting of the National Cibersecurity Policy. Towards a new regularoty framework for Chile
Latin America in a Glimpse (2017)
Gender, feminism and the internet in Latin America
Latin America in a Glimpse (2016)
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
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)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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 .