Surveillance in Latin America: 2016 in Review – EFF


Throughout 2016, EFF and our civil society partners have been closely following digital rights developments throughout Latin America. You can see some of the results in Unblinking Eyes, our exhaustive survey of surveillance law and practice across the Americas, as well as multiple countries’ localized versions of Who Has Your Back (Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil), our guide to how companies respond to government data requests. Both projects were led by an increasingly strong network of local digital rights groups in Latin America, who, together with some investigative work by the region’s incredibly brave journalists, have been keeping up the fight against mass surveillance.

ARGENTINA: A Database of Mobiles, Backsliding Among Spies

Argentinians’ privacy took a massive hit in October, when the Argentinean Ministry of Communication and the Ministry of Security adopted a resolution



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