We have sent our joint contribution Acquisition and Abuse of Private Surveillance Technologies in Latin America to the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression.

Alongside with Asociación por los Derechos Civiles (ADC), Derechos DigitalesFundación KarismaHiperderechoInstituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor (IDEC), IPANDETECRed en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales(R3D) and TEDICCoding Rights  highlighted the exercise of surveillance practices in the region, as well as the lack of compliance with a comprehensive Human Rights approach in the deployment of said technologies in Latin America.

According to the Special Rapporteur, the received input will contribute to the report of the Special Rapporteur to the U.N. General Assembly, later in October.

The submission is available here: https://bit.ly/2Ek1jFo