Latin America

Latin America Resources

Protección de datos personales en la era digital

Tags - Introduction to Data Protection
Latin America
Spanish

Universidad Javeriana de Colombia, 2017

A free course on basic aspects of data protection with a Latin American perspective. The course helps to understand the concepts of privacy and protection of personal data in the digital economy, as well as the principles and general rules for the online processing of personal data, as a first step in the approach to this matter that is fundamental for any organization, government, business or enterprise operating in this digital world.

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Tags - Introduction to Data Protection, Systems of Data Collection
Latin America
Spanish

ADC, 2019

A website that contains multiple resources on biometrics use, personal data protection and surveillance. It presents reports, small narratives, graphs and advocacy guides.

Identidad Digital en Perú: Descifrando al Leviatán

Tags - Best Practices, Introduction to Data Protection, Systems of Data Collection
Latin America
Spanish

Hiperderecho, 2020

The report details how Peru's digital identity system works and points out its strengths and weaknesses. In addition, it explores how it interacts with privacy-related rules. The report includes interviews with different actors in the local ecosystem.

Estándares de protección de datos personales para los estados iberoamericanos

Tags - Advocacy, Best Practices, Legal Framework
Latin America
Spanish

Red Iberoamericana de Protección de Datos, 2017

A set of guidelines proposed to contribute to the enhancement of data protection legal frameworks in the Ibero-American region. The main objectives are: To establish a set of principles and common rights for the protection of personal data that the Ibero-American States can adopt and develop in their legislation nationally, in order to have homogeneous rules in the region. Also guarantee the effective exercise and protection of the right to the protection of personal data of any natural person in the Ibero-American States, by establishing common rules that ensure the proper treatment of your personal data. Finally, facilitate the flow of personal data between Ibero-American States and beyond of its borders, with the aim of contributing to the economic and social growth of the region.

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Latin America Blog Posts

30 minutes /
Available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish (see links below) Since 2018, over sixty countries around the world have enacted or proposed new data protection laws, with those numbers steadily increasing each year. Data protection regulatory bodies and agencies are entrusted with massive responsibilities to enforce these newly passed laws across all sectors of society- often while significantly under-resourced with small...
ADAPT

ADAPT

20 minutes /
These two separate reports are part of a series funded through the ADAPT project that explore how data is used and abused by governments and non-state actors alike, and how users can better advocate for their privacy. Both reports are based on extensive research conducted by Seyram Avle, an Assistant Professor of Global Digital Media at the University of Massachusetts,...
Seyram Avle

Seyram Avle

20 minutes /
This report is the first of three reports funded through the ADAPT project that explore how data is used and abused by governments and non-state actors alike, and how users can better advocate for their privacy. The report, based on research conducted by Kuda Hove and Otto Saki over the past four months, analyzes the challenges, but also opportunities, for...
Kuda Hove and Otto Saki

Kuda Hove and Otto Saki