At the United Nations, UPR surfaces threats to our digital ecosystem
In the current review cycle, we provide evidence on the human rights situation in Chile, New Zealand, Uruguay, Vietnam, and Yemen.
Chile’s “Spy Decree” threatens to make data retention even more dangerous
A new data retention decree in Chile would deepen the existing problems with the law.
Supreme Court of Chile pushes back against Orwellian citizen database
Supreme Court of Chile pushes back against Orwellian citizen database. Holds that the government’s new Unified Data Bank violates data protection rules.
Chilean judge rules parody Twitter account not a criminal offense
Last month, a Chilean criminal court dismissed all charges against Rodrigo Ferrari, who was charged in February with the criminal offense of “identity usurpation,” for allegedly authoring the twitter accounts @losluksic, @luksicandronico, and @andronicoluksic, Twitter accounts that parodied the activities of the Luksic family, among the wealthiest families in Chile.
Chile takes blogger to court over Twitter parody account
Today, Access filed a Freedom of Information Act request before the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice to ask which governments are requesting user information through mutual legal assistance treaties. This filing comes two days after a blogger and lawyer Rodrigo Ferrari was formally charged by Chilean prosecutors, who obtained his Twitter information through such a process, which was seemingly executed improperly.