October 22, 2021Rise Coalition
This webinar is first of a series as part of the newly launched Rise Coalition.
Violations of human rights online can pose a real threat to our societies, from digital surveillance to election security and societal polarisation. This webinar brought together experts from Latin America to discuss the current state of the region’s politics and law regarding technology and digital rights. We explored 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 questioned 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.
Our keynote speaker was Justice Luis Roberto Barroso, Supreme Court Brazil, and our speakers were Carolina Botero from Fundacion Karisma, Caio Machado from Instituto Vero, Veridiana Alimonti from Electronic Frontier Foundation and Dr. Carlos Solar from the University of Essex. Opening remarks were given by Sarah St. Vincent, Executive Director of Rights & Security International, and this webinar was moderated by Fernanda Farina, International Human Rights Coalition Leader of Rights & Security International.
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