Human Rights Council creates Special Rapporteur on Privacy

Today the UN Human Rights Council adopted by consensus a resolution that establishes a UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. We couldn’t write to you earlier as negotiations have been ongoing till now and we did not know the timing or outcome.

This is a great achievement and I would like to thank all of you for your support. I know that the proponents of the text (Brazil and Germany in particular) were very grateful by the widespread support to this initiative from civil society around the world.

The Special Rapporteur will provide much-needed leadership and guidance on developing an understanding of the scope and content on the right to privacy, as well as strengthening the monitoring of states and companies’ compliance with their responsibility to respect and protect the right to privacy in their laws, policies and practices.

Link to PI’s press release welcoming this development:https://www.privacyinternational.org/?q=node/549

The following were the original co-sponsors of the resolution: Angola, Argentina, Austria, Belgium,Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Chile, Denmark, Djibouti, El Salvador, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, State of Palestine, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste, Uganda, Uruguay, Zambia.

Hacking and Spy of activists

Privacy International has filed a criminal complaint to the National Cyber Crime Unit of the National Crime Agency, urging the immediate investigation of the unlawful surveillance of three Bahraini activists living in the UK by Bahraini authorities using the intrusive malware FinFisher supplied by British company Gamma. To find out more read the press release published today.

This follows a criminal complaint filed earlier this year in the UK by Privacy International in relation to the targeting of Tadesse Kersmo, an Ethiopian refugee who was infected with FinFisher.

 

Lecture on the conflict between freedom of information and privacy law

La Universidad de San Andrés a través de su Maestría y Especialización en Derecho Empresario y conjuntamente con el proyecto de investigación PRIVACY LATAM da comienzo a su ciclo de encuentros mensuales sobre temas de actualidad sobre privacidad de datos.

La temática a tratarse en el primer encuentro es: “Conflicto entre la Protección de Datos Personales y el Acceso a la Información Pública”

En esta oportunidad Ramiro Alvarez Ugarte, director del área de acceso a la información pública de la Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC) se referirá al recieten fallo de la Corte Suprema en el caso CIPPEC vs. Estado Nacional.

La entrada es libre y gratuita y se requiere inscripción previa. Durante la charla se servirá un refrigerio.

Seminar in Colombia about data protection and education issues

La Universidad de los Andes, la Superintendencia de Industria y Comercio, Microsoft, el Observatorio sobre la Protección de Datos en Colombia y el GECTI lo invitan a que asistan a este evento: Diálogo sobre privacidad y tratamiento de datos personales en el SECTOR EDUCACIÓN. El mismo tiene como  propósito debatir sobre los principales retos y obligaciones a cargo del Estado, las instituciones educativas, los (as) docentes, la industria y la familia respecto del debido tratamiento de los datos personales en el sector educación.

El profesor Joel R. Reidenberg de la Universidad de Fordham (New York) será nuestro invitado internacional.

Lugar, fecha y hora: Auditorio Lleras de la Universidad de los Andes, martes 27 de mayo de 8:30 am a 1:00 pm.

La inscripción es gratuita pero es necesario registrarse previamente aquí

El evento está anunciado en la página web del GECTI  y en el Observatorio Ciro Angarita Barón sobre la protección de datos en Colombia.

Lectures on privacy and data protection organized by PRIVACY LATAM for 2014

PRIVACYLATAM is organizing together with the University of San Andres a series of lectures on Right to Privacy, Data protection, copyright and Internet law for the second semester of 2014. We will focus in exploring the conficts between privacy rights and other rights.

Venue: Sede centro de la Universidad de San Andrés localizada en 25 de mayo 586, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The Program follows

June, 17 2014

The case CIPPEC v. Estado Nacional: conflict between data protection, privacy and freedom of information

Mr. Ramiro Alvarez Ugarte, lawyer, member of the gno Asociación por los Derechos Civiles.

 

July 15, 2014.

Recent cases in the U.S. dealing with the internet, privacy and copyright law: ABC Inc. v. Aereo Inc. , Garcia v. Google  and Joffe v. Google.

Paula Vargas, lawyer, LL.M. Berkeley Law School, Researcher University of San Andres.

 

August 19, 2014

The Digital Rights Ireland Ltd (case C-293/12) case and the ECJ’s invalidation of the EU Data Retention Directive. Conflict between privacy and security.

Dra. María Verónica Perez Asinari, Head of Complaints and Litigation, European Data Protection Supervisor.

 

September 16, 2014

The case Claps v. Mercadolibre. The liability of internet intermediaries and freedoom of speech.

Mr. Santiago Gini, Legal Counsel OLX, LL.M. in IP law  Univ. Austral y Professor LL.M. in Enterprise law, Universidad de San Andrés.

 

October 14, 2014

The new brazilian law on Marco Civil da Internet en Brasil. The Snowden affair and the impact on data protection in Latin America (final text of the statute here)

Prof. Danilo Doneda. Lawyer, Prof. of Law and expert on data protection law. Co-director of the PRIVACY LATAM Project.

 

November 18, 2014

Comment to the case Arte Gráfico Editorial Argentino v. Castaneda: the conflict between trademark law and freedom of expression on the Internet

Pablo A. Palazzi, Professor of Law Universidad de San Andrés, LLM Fordham Law, Co-director of the PRIVACY LATAM Project.