Digital Rights & Security in Latin America
How are governments in Latin America applying technology to their securities policies and what threats these pose to human rights?
Violations of human rights online can pose a real threat to our societies, from digital surveillance to election security and societal polarisation. This webinar brings together experts from Latin America to discuss the current state of the region’s politics and law regarding technology and digital rights. We will explore how governments in the region are applying technology to their security policies (ie in the context of the war on drugs, counter-extremism and counter-insurgence) and the threats these pose to human rights. Furthermore, we will question what civil society organisations are doing to address digital rights issues, what we can learn from the region and how the international community can help it.
Opening Remarks: Sarah St. Vincent, Rights & Security International
Keynote the H. Justice Luis Roberto Barroso, Supreme Court Brazil
Moderation: Fernanda Farina, Rights & Security International
Carolina Botero, Fundacion Karisma
Caio Machado, Instituto Vero
Veridiana Alimonti, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Dr. Carlos Solar, University of Essex