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Thursday, December 8 • 13:25 - 13:40
[LIGHTNING SESSION] Addressing Cybersecurity Risks & Challenges in Latin America

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[20-Minute Lightning Session]

This session will provide an overview of national and regional cybersecurity policies, regulations, and trends throughout Latin America and highlight some of the key challenges and concerns for digital rights activists. This includes ensuring that fundamental human rights values, such as the right to privacy and free expression, are integrated into policies and laws to combat cybersecurity threats. As cybersecurity concerns continue to rise, stakeholders, in particular civil society, should understand the evolving landscape and be poised to advocate for strong rights-respecting policies that are grounded on principles of necessity and proportionality. The session will help digital rights defenders pinpoint critical opportunities for engagement with governments and develop advocacy strategies to counteract invasive cyber bills and proposals. Panelists will be comprised of experts from different Latin American countries, as experiences, strategies, and policies vary country-by-country.

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Thursday December 8, 2016 13:25 - 13:40 CST
Lightning Session Area