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Published on
June 17, 2020

On Tuesday, June 30, 2020, the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) hosted a virtual launch of the preliminary Key Findings of the Internet & Jurisdiction and ECLAC Regional Status Report 2020.

Ahead of the launch of the full Regional Status Report in late 2020, the Key Findings provide a preliminary mapping of policy trends providing analysis of legislative developments in the region around the Right to be Forgotten, geo-location, and smart agriculture among others. The Key Findings are based on thorough desk research and interviews with key stakeholders in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

The launch event was held as part of the political dialogue that takes place within the framework of the Digital Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean (eLAC2020).

Speakers include:

Georgina Nuñez, Economic Affairs Officer, ECLAC
Martin Hullin, Director of Operations and Knowledge Partnerships, Secretariat of the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
Carlos Affonso de Souza, Director of the Institute for Technology and Society of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ)

About the Internet & Jurisdiction and ECLAC Regional Status Report
Set to be released before end of 2020, the Regional Status Report follows the pioneering Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report 2019, which was officially launched in Latin America on May 12, 2020 at a Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean organized by the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC). This conference was held as a part of a joint 5 years Memorandum of Understanding signed between both organizations in 2019.

The Internet & Jurisdiction and ECLAC Regional Status Report 2020 is a first-of-its-kind mapping of the rapidly expanding digital policy field in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

The Report is authored by Professor Dr. Carlos Affonso de Souza, who is a Professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University and the Director of the Institute for Technology & Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The production of this report has been enabled by the German Development Agency (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation (Germany)