Key Findings of the Internet & Jurisdiction and ECLAC Regional Status Report 2020

Published on
June 29, 2020

Ahead of the launch of the full Internet & Jurisdiction and ECLAC Regional Status Report 2020 later this year, the Key Findings provide a robust snapshot and a preliminary mapping of the rapidly expanding digital policy field in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

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The Key Findings of the Regional report were presented at a Virtual Launch organized by the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

The Key Findings are based on thorough desk research and interviews with key stakeholders in the Latin America and the Caribbean region and include a first analysis of legislative developments around the Right to be Forgotten, geo-location, and smart agriculture among others.

The Regional Status Report will follow 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 made possible by the support of GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (Germany). The Report is authored by Professor Dr. Carlos Affonso de Souza, Rio de Janeiro State University and Director, Institute for Technology & Society, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.