Welcome to the ADAPT Data Protection Advocacy Toolkit! The Toolkit is a library of useful resources to support data privacy advocates, lawyers, and other concerned actors in promoting and enforcing rights-respecting data protection legislation and individual data privacy. Resources include primers on data protection, legal analyses, case law, advocacy guides, campaign concepts and more. To find the resources most useful to you, you can filter the library using the three navigation tabs in the search below. Those tabs include: 

You can also explore data protection issues, including resources, blog posts, and podcasts through our dedicated country pages for Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria by following the links above

Resource Type Descriptions


Resources designed to inspire and guide more impactful and informed advocacy efforts, including advocacy models, campaigns, and strategies.

Best Practices

Materials and guides that draw on previous data protection advocacy efforts to illustrate best practices and successful approaches.

Country Context

These reports, briefs, and other guides help to contextualize the current state of data protection and advocacy in specific countries.

Data Protection Laws

Explainers and overviews of the laws, regulations, and policies that specifically govern data protection.

Engaging Government

Campaigns, reports, white papers, and other materials that involve direct engagement with government bodies and officials.

Intro to Data Protection

This section consists of resources to introduce the concept of data protection.

Legal Framework

These resources touch on the legal environment and systems that can influence what policies are possible and how they might look in practice.

Securing Personal Data

Resources and best practices to keep your personal data safe.

Strategic Litigation

These guides, examples, and strategies offer assistance in pursuing changes through the courts

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To find resources in the Toolkit, select as many of the filters in the search bar below as you would like. Each selection will present additional resources from the library.  

If you would like to see additional resources, guides, reports, etc., or to send us resources that we may be missing, please reach out to the ADAPT team directly using the contact information at the bottom of the page.  

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Protección de datos personales en Ecuador: El momento es ahora

Tags - Data Protection Laws

Derechos Digitales, 2021

The article analyzes the draft law on the protection of personal data and remarks its importance for Ecuador. It also contains notes on the development of data protection laws in the Latin America region.

Privacidad digital en Ecuador: el papel de la vigilancia, la jurisprudencia y los derechos humanos

Tags - Country Context, Legal Framework

SIT Graduate Institute, 2019

This report conducts a case study on digital privacy in Ecuador, how it is protected and how protections should be improved. It begins by presenting the lack of proper privacy regulation, discusses different cases of data breach and lists surveillance technologies deployed across the country. Then, it analyzes local jurisprudence.

Por una Ley Protección de Datos centrada en los derechos del ciudadano

Tags - Advocacy, Data Protection Laws, Engaging Government

APC, Access Now, & Derechos Digitales, 2020

An open letter from CSOs to the National Assembly of Ecuador regarding the data protection bill that was finally approved in 2021. In the letter, assembly members are asked to vote in favor of the law, which will ensure a more privacy-friendly legal framework.

Paradigmas de la protección de datos personales en Ecuador. Análisis del proyecto de Ley Orgánica de Protección a los Derechos a la Intimidad y Privacidad sobre los Datos Personales

Tags - Country Context, Data Protection Laws, Legal Framework

Revista de Derecho Foro, 2018

This article aims to analyze the legal shortcomings of the draft law on data protection in order to correct them, and propose the development of a law that is synchronized with the legislation of other countries, and the technical reality of information technologies in Ecuador. The article also has a historical account of the privacy regulation process in the country.

Observaciones al proyecto de ley de protección de datos personales en Ecuador

Tags - Data Protection Laws

APC, 2021

The article analyzes the draft law on the protection of personal data and points out that although it is necessary to approve it, it needs some modifications, so that the protection of individuals is the final goal.

Mumble and Tails

Tags - Best Practices, Securing Personal Data

Centro de Autonomía Digital, 2019

The article introduces the "Mumble and Tails" tool that allows you to increase the level of privacy when using video call applications that work with VoIP technology. The threat model and the proposed solution for it is explained in the first section. The use of the proposed solution is explained in a practical way in the second section of the article. Finally, the conclusions and recommendations are presented at the end.

Comunicado de la Asociación Ecuatoriana de Protección de Datos AEPD sobre filtración de datos

Tags - Advocacy, Engaging Government

AEPD, 2019

Open letter to the government on the occasion of a massive data leak that occurred due to the responsibility of a public entity. This fact (the data leak) was one of the reasons why the discussions to pass the data protection law began to move faster.