Outcomes of the UN ECLAC and Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Regional Conference 2020

Published on
May 14, 2020

On May 12, 2020 the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) hosted a Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. The virtual event addressed transnational and regional legal challenges in cyberspace, emphasizing the value of multistakeholder cooperation to develop interoperable standards and solutions. 

See what stakeholders from governments, internet companies, technical operators, academia, civil society and international organizations said at the virtual conference. 

Watch the recording of the presentations here

Key outcomes included:

- Official Latin America and the Caribbean regional launch of the world’s first Internet & Jurisdiction Global Status Report 2019 that maps key trends and actors of the ecosystem.

- Multistakeholder exchange on Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Status Report, that will be released by the end of 2020. Regional trends highlighted by participants surrounded: e-commerce,  data privacy and access to e-evidence.

- Dialogue on Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network Program outcomes including: how public and private decision-makers can determine the geographic scope of content restrictions, options to address abuse at the DNS level and potential regimes for cross-border access to electronic evidence

- Regional consultation on the future of the UN Digital Cooperation Architecture (Recommendation 5) in the context of the United Nations Secretary General High Level Panel Report on Digital Cooperation and in cooperation with the Government of Germany in its role as UN champion. 

The Regional Conference was  held within the framework of the preparatory activities for the eLAC 2020 Ministerial Conference and served to generate substantive inputs for the discussion of the new Regional Digital Agenda. Established in 1948, the eLAC process engages 46 Member States. 

This cooperation between the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network and United Nations ECLAC is part of a joint 5 years Memorandum of Understanding signed between both organizations in 2019

Participating entities included: 

ALAI - Latin American Internet Association
Argentina, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade, and Worship
Argentine Internet Chamber (CABASE)
Brazil, Federal Prosecutor's Office of the State of São Paulo
Brazil, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Brazil, Ministry of Science, Technology, Information and Communications
Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br)
Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE)
Chile, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Colombia, Ministry of Information and Communication Technologies (MINTIC)
Costa Rica, Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications
Cullen International
Derechos Digitales
Digital Policy & Law
Dominican Institute of Telecommunications (INDOTEL)
Ecuador, Ministry Telecommunication & Society 
European Commission
El Economista
Externado de Colombia University
GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
Halaqah Media
ICT Study Center (CETIC)
Instituto Federal de Telecomunicaciones, Mexico
Institute for Technology and Society (ITS Rio)
Internet Society (ISOC)
Iriarte & Asociados
Law and Technology Research Institute of Recife
Mattos Filho Brazil
National Bank of Panama
Network Information Center for the .BR
País Digital
Peru, Ministry Transport & Communications 
Peru, National Authority for Consumer Protection
Policy Impact Partners
Pontificia Universidad  Catolica Del Peru
Pontifical Javeriana University
Regional Telecommunications Technical Commission
Research Lab on Public Policies and Internet (LAPIN)
Trust for the Americas
Trinidad and Tobago, Ministry of Planning and Development
Trinidad and Tobago, Ministry of Public Administration
South School on Internet Governance
Usuarios Digitales