[IRPCoalition] Fwd: [Newsletter] Digital Rights: Latin América & The Caribbean. N°10

Marilia Maciel mariliamaciel at gmail.com
Thu May 8 06:42:26 EEST 2014

Sorry for the cross-posting.
You will find below the 10th issue of the newsletter Digital Rights: Latin
America and the Caribbean. The goal of this monthly publication is to
produce news and analysis about Internet related policies and regulation in
the LAC region. All articles are translated into English, Spanish and

The newsletter is a joint project from Asociación Derechos Civiles
(Argentina), Derechos Digitales (Chile), CTS/FGV (Brazil) and Fundación
Karisma (Colombia).

Website: http://www.digitalrightslac.net/en
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      Here you will find monthly analysis and information about the state
of digital rights in Latin American and the Caribbean.
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As a notable feature of this tenth edition we will have an interesting
analysis of the recent report on Freedom of Expression and the Internet
published by the Special Rapporteurship for Freedom of Expression of the
Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). In parallel, our
brothers in Colombia tell us about the long-awaited presidential approval
of the law on access to public information in the month of March while in
Brazil the debate focuses on outlining an agenda that can shape a law on
protection of personal data to ensure minimum standards of privacy
protection. We will also find the controversial case of The
Telecommunications Act in Mexico and debates about its process of
discussion and an interesting reflection on the practical implications
regarding the exemption of visa for Chilean citizens which stems from an
agreement for exchanging information signed between the two governments.
And of course, news, events and various recommended contents in *"Digital
Rights: Latin America and The Caribbean"* Newsletter. Good reading!
     A Key Tool in the Struggle for a Free Internet
The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has published the report Freedom of
Expression and the Internet. This report probably constitutes the main
legal and constitutional tool to advance the struggle for a free and open
Internet in the Americas. Read
         Is the automatic visa for entering the United States a cause for
>From April onwards it will be possible to travel as a tourist from Chile to
the USA without having a visa. Although this agreement was considered by
the former Chilean government as a triumph, the cost for granting this
“privilege”, for the enjoyment of a minority, will be paid off with the
personal data of all Chileans. Read
      The low involvement of civil society in the Telecommunications Act in
The Telecommunications Act has been controversial not only because it
damages freedom of expression on the Internet, but also because throughout
the process of its discussion, the contributions of civil society have been
minimal. What will happen to public interest in this legislation under
these conditions? Read
      Personal data: awaiting a text
Very few people remember this, but in 2010 Brazil began the process of
creating a specific law for the protection of personal data. Part of this
lack of awareness can be attributed to the federal government itself, which
for a long time stalled the initiative to create a new legal text, but it
can also be due to the fact that our culture is permissive of the evasion
of personal information. But the maturing of the Marco Civil da Internet
into a law opens the door for privacy to occupy a central role in the
country’s digital politics agenda. Read
     Access to Information Act in Colombia, A Citizen Achievement
On March 6, 2014 the President of Colombia approved the Access to Public
Information Act. This norm contains a number of international standards on
this fundamental right and stems from an initiative of the civil society
alliance, More Information More Rights. Read
                Latest news in the region
*LATAM: Office Of The Special Rapporteur Presents Its 2013 Annual Report
with some proposals on Internet*
More information<http://digitalrightslac.us7.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=8a81193b2802c8d10cdc029bf&id=652104dc04&e=12697fcca2>
*The approval of the Marco Civil da Internet*
More information in
*Chile: Under secretary Pedro Huichalaf advocates net neutrality in
NETmundial conference *
More information in
*Mexico will not block internet and telecommunications *
More information in
*U.S: United States created a "Cuban Twitter" to attack Castro's
Government *
More information in
*Colombia: Second commission will follow up the PUMA system*
More information in
*Constitutional court repealed law that originated Pacific Alliance*
More information in


   - NETmundial: Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet
   Governance <http://digitalrightslac.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8a81193b2802c8d10cdc029bf&id=f1b5bb46be&e=12697fcca2>
   23rd & 24th April | São Paulo, Brazil
   - "Free and Secure Internet For
   28th & 29th April | Tallinn, Estonia.
   - FLISOL Cartagena<http://digitalrightslac.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8a81193b2802c8d10cdc029bf&id=edcee12b89&e=12697fcca2>

10th May | Fundación Universitaria Tecnológico Comfenalco
FLISOL Bogotá<http://digitalrightslac.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8a81193b2802c8d10cdc029bf&id=c3b9077ad1&e=12697fcca2>
10th May | IDRD

     *Documents* Mobile internet: Challenges and opportunities for Civil
Society <http://digitalrightslac.us7.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=8a81193b2802c8d10cdc029bf&id=63b40de504&e=12697fcca2>

   - Carlos Cortés Castillo | Spanish
   - Intelectual property is
   Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness | English
   - NETmundial Multistakeholder
   NETmundial | English
   - 2013 Annual Report of the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom
   of Expression<http://digitalrightslac.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8a81193b2802c8d10cdc029bf&id=a53c2c7d2b&e=12697fcca2>
   IACHR | English

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*Marília Maciel*
Pesquisadora Gestora
Centro de Tecnologia e Sociedade - FGV Direito Rio

Researcher and Coordinator
Center for Technology & Society - FGV Law School

DiploFoundation associate
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