Privacy is global podcast

Privacidad, siri, privacy, privacidade. Finding the word in different languages might look simple. The contexts in which privacy plays out around the world, however, is definitely not. How are new technologies and widespread data aggregation practices impacting societies, politics, and cultures? What are the stories of the activists working to protect privacy right around the world?

Listen to ‘Privacy is Global’, a podcast brought to you by Internews, to learn more about the context, the struggles and the people behind data protection globally.

Privacy is Global is a collaboration by Internews’ ADAPT project & the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington, DC.

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EPISODE 7

Facebook vs. The World: The Campaign to Save WhatsApp and Protect Users’ Privacy

Produced by Internews. WhatsApp is the world’s most popular messaging platform with over 2.5 billion active users. People from India to Mexico to Ghana use the platform for everything from sharing memes, communicating with family, selling goods and services, mobilizing political actions, and even engaging in remote teaching and learning. When Facebook bought WhatsApp in 2014, Mark Zuckerberg promised users that nothing would change for them or their data. But in 2016, Facebook broke that promise and began sharing WhatsApp user data with Facebook. In January 2021, Facebook announced another change to the WhatsApp privacy policy that forced users to accept the changes, with no opt-out, or lose all functionality. A coalition of advocacy organizations, lawyers, and regulatory bodies across the globe came together to #stopFacebook and #saveWhatsApp for the billions of users that rely on it for work, family, and everything else. Advocates and experts Renata Avila, Mishi Choudhary, and Eduardo Carrillo join the podcast to tell the story of the campaign, its path to victory, and what we can learn from this success for wider global digital rights advocacy.

Credits

Research and Interviews: Laura Schwartz-Henderson, Laura Vidal
Concept and script: Dana Floberg, Laura Vidal, Laura Schwartz-Henderson
Interviewees: Renata Avila, Mishi Choudhary, Eduardo Carrillo
Editing & Mixing: Laura Vidal & Ergi Shkëlzeni
Visual Design: Ura Design
Production: Laura Schwartz-Henderson, Dana Floberg, and Laura Vidal
Executive Producers: Laura Schwartz-Henderson and Laura Vidal
Sponsored by Internews and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington DC
For more information on the Stop Facebook, Save WhatsApp campaign, see the resources available at https://savewhatsapp.org

EPISODE 6

Por que Inteligência Artificial é uma questão feminista?

Produzido pela Coding Rights. O que você faria se um sistema de Inteligência Artificial (IA) te dissesse que sua filha vai engravidar nos próximos seis meses? Bem, algumas famílias em Salta, na Argentina, quase tiveram essa experiência com a implementação de um sistema de IA projetado para "prever" gravidezes não planejadas em adolescentes com base no local onde vivem. Soa como ficção científica, mas não é. Os dados extraídos de nossos corpos estão progressivamente alimentando diferentes tipos de IA utilizados por governos para "prever" situações futuras que podem realmente influenciar como acessamos os serviços públicos e exercemos nossos direitos. Será que o sempre crescente sistema de coleta, processamento e previsão de dados poderia realmente acabar ditando quem nós somos e quem nos tornaremos? Considerando quem pressiona pela implementação desses sistemas, é possível que estas previsões sejam mais prováveis de ampliar e automatizar desigualdades e preconceito? Neste episódio exploraremos algumas razões pelas quais devemos considerar a IIA como uma questão feminista, e por que as abordagens e políticas de inteligência artificial continuarão a influenciar os tópicos no centro de várias agendas feministas. Junte-se a nós para ouvir a Joana Varon, diretora da Coding Rights, em conversas com Fernanda Campagnucci, diretora da Open Knowledge Brasil, e Natalia Viana, pesquisadora do Observatório de Favelas.

Links in this episode:
Not My AI: https://notmy.ai/

Credits

Pesquisa e entrevistas: Joana Varon
Roteiro e conceito Joana Varon, Laura Vidal e Juliana Mastrascusa
Entrevistas: Fernanda Campagnucci e Natalia Viana
Personagens: Vanessa Koetz e Juliana Mastrascusa
Edição: Juliana Mastrascusa
Edição e Mixagem: Laura Vidal & Ergi Shkëlzeni
Design: Ura Design
Produção executiva: Laura Schwartz-Henderson and Laura Vidal
Uma produção de Internews and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington DC

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EPISODE 6

Is Artificial Intelligence a Feminist Issue?

Produced by Coding Rights. What would you do if an AI system told you that your daughter will get pregnant in the next six months? Well, some families in Salta, Argentina, almost had the experience with the implementation of an AI system designed to “predict” unplanned pregnancies in teenagers based on where they live. It sounds like science fiction, but it is not. Our data bodies are progressively feeding different kinds of A.I. systems used by governments to "predict" future situations that can actually influence how we access public services and exercise our rights. Could the ever-increasing system of data collection, processing and prediction actually end up dictating who we are and who we will become? Considering the powerful forces pushing for these automated systems, it is possible that these predictions are more likely to amplify and automate existing inequalities and societal prejudices. In this episode we will explore some reasons why we should consider A.I as a feminist issue, and why artificial intelligence approaches and policies will continue to influence topics at the heart of several feminist agendas. Join us to listen to Coding Rights founder directress Joana Varon in conversations with enlightening decolonial feminists Paz Peña, consultant in technology, gender and social justice, speaking from Chile from Chile, and Paola Ricaurte, associate professor at Tecnologico de Monterrey and co-founder of Tierra Comum Network, speaking from Mexico.

Links in this episode:
Not My AI: https://notmy.ai/
Oracle for Transfeminist Technology: www.transfeministech.org
Latin American Institute of Terraforming: www.terraforminglatam.net/
Tierra Comun: www.tierracomun.net/pt/inicio

 

Credits

Research and Interviews: Joana Varon
Concept and script: Joana Varon, Laura Vidal and Juliana Mastrascusa
Interviews: Paz Peña e Paola Ricaurte
Fictional Characters: Vanessa Koetz and Laura Vidal
Edition: Juliana Mastrascusa
Editing & Mixing: Laura Vidal & Ergi Shkëlzeni
Visual Design: Ura Design
Executive Producers: Laura Schwartz-Henderson and Laura Vidal
Sponsored by Internews and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington DC

EPISODE 5

Bolivia de abajo hacia arriba: Un acercamiento desde los grupos de base para impulsar leyes de protección de datos y políticas que respeten la privacidad

Un episodio producido por Internet Bolivia.Org. En 2018 miles de bolivianos se encontraron en bases de datos de partidos políticos en los que nunca se habían registrado, todo esto en medio de fuertes tensiones y polarizaciones políticas. La gente estaba furiosa, pero el incidente sirvió para que la conversación sobre protección de datos y también sobre la gobernanza alrededor de la información que la gente comparte (y hay que ver que a veces la gente comparte bastante) dentro y fuera de internet. Experiencias como esta ayudaron a centrar el interés en estos temas y ayudaron a InternetBolivia.Org a promover una discusión más inclusiva sobre privacidad, así como sobre la necesidad de una ley comprensiva de datos personales. Esto significa que el impulso por la ley no está teniendo lugar solamente dentro de los típicos círculos de poder, sino también entre grupos locales y municipios rurales. La estrategia se basa en la configuración tan particular que tiene el Estado plurinacional de Bolivia, uno en que departamentos y municipalidades pueden hacer sus propias normas y hasta establecer sus sistemas locales de justicia, algo de gran ventaja a la hora de impulsar una ley a nivel nacional. Con este acercamiento los activistas y propulsores de estas protecciones pueden trabajar en estos niveles para generar políticas públicas a nivel local que generen interés; y también que sirvan de referencia para que estas iniciativas se expandan “de abajo hacia arriba”.

Credits

Investigación y entrevistas: Esther Mamani, Laura Vidal
Concepto y guión: Laura Vidal & Esther Mamani
Entrevistada/os: Esther Mamani, Diandra Céspedes y Cristian León
Edición y mezcla: Laura Vidal & Ergi Shkëlzeni
Diseño visual: Ura Design
Productoras ejecutivas: Laura Schwartz-Henderson, Dana Floberg y Laura Vidal
Patrocinado por Internews y la Fundación Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington DC

EPISODE 5

Bolivia: From the Bottom Up: Using Grassroots approaches to push for data protection laws and privacy-respecting policies

Produced by Internet Bolivia.Org. In 2018, thousands of Bolivians found themselves in databases identified as members of political parties they had never registered for- in the midst of political tension, sensitivity and polarization. These events forced the conversation around data protections and the need for better data governance around the information people share (and overshare) online and also offline. Experiences like this have catalyzed interest in these topics and helped Internet Bolivia.Org push for a more inclusive discussion around privacy and the need for a comprehensive data protection law. This means that advocacy efforts around data protection and privacy are not only taking place in the traditional circles of power in the capital, but also through a more grassroots and local “bottom up” approach. This strategy takes advantage of Bolivia’s unique decentralized system, in which decentralized and autonomous territorial entities- from the departmental, regional, municipal and indigenous- can make their own rules and in some cases, even have their own justice systems. In this way, activists can work at these levels to generate policy proposals and norms around data protection, access and privacy that could potentially build interest and “trickle up” to the national level.

Credits

Research and Interviews: Esther Mamani, Laura Vidal
Concept and script: Laura Vidal & Esther Mamani
Interviewees: Esther Mamani, Diandra Céspedes and Cristian León.
With the voices of Dana Floberg and Charles Antoine
Editing & Mixing: Laura Vidal & Ergi Shkëlzeni
Visual Design: Ura Design
Research and Production: Laura Schwartz-Henderson, Dana Floberg, and Laura Vidal
Executive Producers: Laura Schwartz-Henderson and Laura Vidal
Sponsored by Internews and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington DC

EPISODE 4

Ecuador: de la fuga de datos más grande de la historia a una de las leyes más innovadoras de la región

Un episodio producido en coordinación con la Fundación Ciudadanía y Desarrollo. En 2019 Ecuador pasó por la mayor fuga de datos de toda su historia con la distribución en línea de la información personal de prácticamente toda su población. Las consecuencias son aún difíciles de medir, pero la gravedad de la situación hizo que expertos y activistas pudieran empujar el proyecto que resultó en la Ley Orgánica de Protección de datos, aprobada (¡por fin!) en mayo de este año. Ahora, la mejor parte de la historia –que es la que contamos en este episodio–, es el proceso que llevó a Ecuador a tener una ley técnica, comprensiva e innovadora. Ricardo Chica nos llevó de la mano desde Quito para explorar lo que guió el proceso y lo que se viene ahora que la legislación es un hecho.

Credits

Investigación y entrevistas: Rircardo Chica, Laura Vidal, Laura Schwartz-Henderson
Concepto y guión Laura Vidal y Ricardo Chica
Edición y mezcla: Laura Vidal & Ergi Shkëlzeni
Diseño: Ura Design
Producción ejecutiva: Laura Schwartz-Henderson y Laura Vidal
Con apoyo y colaboración de Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington DC
Entrevistas: Daniela Macías and Matthew Armijos Burneo. With extras from La Regla del Pomodoro, featuring Lorena Naranjo, Frank LaRue and Luis Enríquez.
Editing & Mixing: Laura Vidal & Ergi Shkëlzeni
Visual Design: Ura Design
Executive Producers for Privacy is Global: Laura Schwartz-Henderson and Laura Vidal
Sponsored by Internews and Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Washington DC