Reports

In this section you will find the documentation produced by Al Sur: research documents, thematic reports and public statements.

Reports

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2021

Facial recognition is a biometric identification technology that, by analyzing certain characteristic features of the face, seeks to establish a person’s identity.

Although it is less accurate than other forms of biometric identification, such as fingerprint or iris reading, it does not require physical contact. This allows its deployment, for example, in public spaces for large-scale surveillance purposes and without those who are being subjected to its scrutiny necessarily being aware of it.

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Año
2021

This essay was prepared by CELE and the Regional Office for South America of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights for Al Sur. Unlike other contributions on the subject of disinformation that focus on analyzing information flows on the Internet or the responsibilities of intermediaries, this essay focuses on the responsibility of the sources, particularly public officials.

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2021

Gender-based violence manifests itself in different areas of daily life, globally and especially in Latin America, where various regional indicators exhibit gender inequalities reflected both in economic disparities and in disproportionate access to education, health and even the Internet.

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Año
2021

This document raises the importance of the discussion for the region about content moderation. First, introduces how the discussion is inserted in comparative debate and describes and

maps the legal discussion around intermediary liability at the Interamerican regional level, addressing regulatory and self-regulatory initiatives, as well as proposals and principles promoted

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2021

What is the current status of the legal framework for communications surveillance in Latin America? That is the question that underpins this first analysis focused on criminal investigation and intelligence activities.

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Año
2021

The Covid-19 Observatory of the Al Sur Coalition (OCCA) is an initiative of 11 civil society organizations grouped in the Al Sur Coalition, which seeks to analyze how local technological responses to Covid-19 comply with basic data protection and access to information principles and best practices, and whether they represent additional risks to the exercise of human rights.

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Año
2020

This document is presented by the Al Sur consortium and was prepared by one of its members, Karisma Foundation (Colombia), in response to the request made by the ITU for civil society to report problems and challenges for the expansion of connectivity in rural and remote areas, and the role of community networks in this process of reducing the urban-rural digital gap.

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Año
2020

With EFF, EDRi, IT-Pol Denmark, Article 19, Derechos Digitales, and Homo Digitalis, Al Sur has presented a joint report with shared concerns on the new draft of the Second Budapest Additional Protocol on Cybercrime.

Our submission focused on demanding the main following changes to the provisional text:

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Año
2020

Al Sur requests governments of Latin America and the Caribbean to ensure that digital technologies applied in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic respect Human Rights. [Document in English].

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Año
2019

Al Sur sent a presentation to the "Guide to guarantee freedom of expression regarding deliberate disinformation in electoral contexts" presented by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression of the Organization of American States. This is the first time that Al Sur has contributed to the issue of disinformation in Latin America, and we are pleased to say that our document was considered in various aspects of the final guide. [Document in Spanish].

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