In News on 9 January, 2012 at 21:37
Cedric Laurant Consulting and Privacy International (“PI”) are pleased to present the Privacy Guide for Spanish Speakers 2012 (Guía de Privacidad para Hispanohablantes 2012).
This report is made up of a translation into Spanish of the most current and relevant sections of the Privacy and Human Rights 2006 and European Privacy and Human Rights 2010 reports.
Privacy and Human Right is an annual report by Privacy International and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) that reviews the state of privacy in over 75 countries around the world. It outlines legal protections for privacy, new challenges, and summarizes important issues and events relating to privacy and surveillance. The report provides an overview of key privacy topics and reviews the state of privacy in over 75 countries around the world. Published since 1998, this document has become the most comprehensive report on privacy and data protection ever published.
European Privacy and Human Rights 2010 was a project undertaken in 2010 by PI, EPIC and the Center for Media and Communications Studies of the Central European University. It was funded by the European Commission’s Special Programme “Fundamental Rights and Citizenship” 2007-2013. The report investigates the European landscape of national privacy and data protection laws and regulations in 33 countries in Europe, as well as any other laws or recent factual developments with and impact on privacy. The study consists of country reports, an overview presenting a comparative legal and policy analysis of main privacy topics and a privacy ranking for all the countries surveyed.
The Privacy Guide for Spanish Speakers 2012 (Guía de Privacidad para Hispanohablantes 2012) includes the following chapters:
- Overview of privacy (definition, aspects, models of privacy protection, right to privacy, evolution of data protection, oversight and privacy and data protection commissioners, etc.)
- Privacy topics (identification systems and identity cards, workplace privacy, social networking and virtual communities, surveillance of communications, authentication and identity disclosure, public records)
- European Privacy and Human Rights 2010 (key findings, research and analysis, criteria and metrics, results and methodology)
- European Union
- Appendix: privacy resources
Privacy Guide for Spanish Speakers 2012 (Guía de Privacidad para Hispanohablantes 2012) [pdf - 6,5 MB]
Privacy Guide for Spanish Speakers 2012 (Guía de Privacidad para Hispanohablantes 2012)
In Conferences on 31 October, 2011 at 15:29
"Dia de los Muertos" (photo by Natalie Curtiss, shot on February 26, 2011).
Two days before the 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners takes place in Mexico City, The Public Voice, an international coalition of NGO’s, and nonprofit organizations, is organizing this Monday a full-day event to discuss the views of Civil Society representatives from Latin America, Europe and North America, but also with several government officials and industry speakers. The issues featured are the same as the ones that will be discussed for the following three days in the Mexican capital: privacy and data protection, and how they relate to broader issues such as freedom of expression and consumer protection.
The stated goals of the conference are to:
- review the status of the two Madrid Declarations (Civil Society’s Madrid Privacy Declaration (“Global Privacy Standards for a Global World”) and the Data Protection Commissioners’s International Standards on Privacy and Personal Data Protection.
- assess cultures and privacy perspectives from around the world;
- raise public awareness on surveillance technologies and its consequences to consumers, freedom of expression and human rights;
- explore the ongoing policy and legal issues at stake in Latin America about privacy and freedom of expression.
- establish networking opportunities between Mexican civil society and consumer rights advocates and members of the Public Voice.
The event hosts are the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Federal Institute for Access to Information and Data Protection (IFAI), the Mexican Data Protection Authority. Some of the government speakers they invited include:
- Marie-Hélène Boulanger, Head of the Data Protection Unit of the Directorate General “Justice” at the European Commission,
- Jacob Kohnstamm, Chair of the European Article 29 Data Protection Working Party,
- Jacqueline Peschard, IFAI’s President,
- Peter Schaar, the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Germany, and
- David Vladeck, Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the United States Federal Trade Commission.
The full list of speakers is available here.
If you wanted to attend the meeting physically, unfortunately at this time it is not possible anymore to register to attend the meeting in person. If you plan on following the event online, just go to the webcast page at the start of the event: today at 08:00am GMT-6.
Several people have already offered to tweet about the event in several languages (currently English, French, Portuguese and Spanish). If you want to make comments about the panels or even ask questions directly to speakers, you will be able to do so by using the #tpv11 hashtag in your tweets and the speaker’s Twitter username (speakers list on Twitter). I will be tweeting in English and French from my Twitter account (@cedric_laurant).
Public Voice event in Mexico City (Oct. 31, 2011)