Posts Tagged “Chile”

The last big battle of the TPP

by Digital Rights LAC on September 23, 2015

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The advancements achieved in the negotiation of the agreement are increasingly bigger, the maneuvers of the civil society are made more and more difficult and, even though better perspectives regarding technological matters can be seen, there is a big obstacle to overcome in order to assure the sovereignty of the countries: the Certification.

Hacking Team in Chile: Does the software comply with the minimum quality standards established by the Chilean legal system?

by Digital Rights LAC on August 24, 2015

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Chile’s Investigative Police Force (PDI) confirmed the purchase of a modern spy software by the Italian company, explaining that it is a tool to face highly organized criminal activity. Is it proportional to the use of a computer program of this nature?

Revenge porn in Chile: behind the scenes of one of the most popular cases

by Digital Rights LAC on June 12, 2015

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A sentence was past for the best known case of revenge porn in Chile: a court ordered the payment of a substantial amount of compensation money for sharing, disseminating and uploading intimate Internet content without consent. The sentence shows the deep impact and the embarrassment of a girl, inflicted by others.

The use of drones in Chile and DAN 151: Innovation regulations are necessary, but insufficient

by Digital Rights LAC on May 7, 2015

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The use of drones is becoming more widespread, they are available to those who can buy them and are becoming a common sight at football matches, concerts and other events and mass gatherings of people. Depending on how they are used, these devices may violate some of our rights, regarding our lives, property and privacy. In Chile their use has just been regulated, but are these norms enough?

Toward freer lands on the Internet

by Digital Rights LAC on April 6, 2015

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Internet Service Providers in Latin America are increasing data plans that include free access to certain popular applications or not involving consumption of data plan. The “zero rating” arrived in the region and not all are happy.

Online censorship is latent in Chile

by Digital Rights LAC on April 6, 2015

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The latest draft amendments to the Press Law in Chile (known as Digital Media Act) caused quite a bit of controversy over how it would affect the expression of Internet users. The problem is that in a country that has had its fair share of censorship issues on the net, the defense of our freedom of expression becomes an urgent necessity.

SECRET shakes up Guatemalan society

by Digital Rights LAC on October 29, 2014

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Authorities in Guatemala flirt with the idea of regulating social networks and applications, because presumably many of them have the potential of promoting abuse. Does the country need such measures? By Renata Avila, World Wide Web Foundation. Guatemala has long enjoyed a relative calm in terms of censorship and control (…)  Leer Artículo »

What transparency standards should we demand from States using surveillance technologies?

by Digital Rights LAC on September 30, 2014

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The news that Germany sells surveillance technologies, without proper licensing to Argentina, Chile and Mexico, reveals the urgent need for putting pressure on the state to balance the comprehendable need for public safety with respecting the human rights of its citizens. By Francisco Vera, Derechos Digitales*. Undoubtedly, the biggest news (…)  Leer Artículo »

Right to protest and policing in social networks

by Digital Rights LAC on June 30, 2014

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Today, activists and police from around the region are faced with a new battleground: the social networks. While for some it is the most effective way of being organized, for others it is fertile ground for surveillance. By Francisco Vera Paz Peña, Digital Rights NGO. At the time of writing, (…)  Leer Artículo »

Chilean government to subject Chileans to American surveillance apparatus

by Digital Rights LAC on May 28, 2014

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The economic benefits of being included in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) with the US are remarkable. The ease of travel allows for the exchange of tourism between the countries, and other new economic opportunities through reduced friction caused by visa approval processes. Nonetheless, this program is often used as a mechanism to seek more data on the citizenry of participating (…)  Leer Artículo »

Is the automatic visa for entering the United States a cause for celebration?

by Digital Rights LAC on May 5, 2014

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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 (…)  Leer Artículo »

Mapping the protection of privacy

by Digital Rights LAC on March 1, 2014

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For several months we have been conducting a thorough investigation, which seeks to map the protection of privacy and personal data in Chile, which later will also include South America. As the relevant rules are being closely examined, together with the opinion of some players in the system, we will (…)  Leer Artículo »