Content type: Examples
13th August 2019
In February 2019, the city of Rio de Janeiro announced that its police security operation for the annual five-day Carnival would include facial recognition and vehicle license plate cameras to identify wanted individuals and cars. Municipal officials said the system would help reduce thefts and robberies; critics dissented on the basis that a period when people are wearing masks, heavy makeup, glitter, and costumes is a bad time to test the technology.…
Content type: News & Analysis
7th March 2019
Creative Commons Photo Credit: Source In the third episode of the Gender and Privacy Series, we talk about sex and privacy with two female activists: Sarah Jamie Lewis, an expert on the security of internet-connected sex toys, and Joana Varon, founder of the female-led Brazilian NGO Coding Rights. Listen to the podcast here.
Content type: Long Read
4th February 2019
During the last World Economic Forum in Davos, the CEO of Microsoft joined the chorus of voices calling for new global privacy rules, saying the following in regard to the new European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): “My own point of view is that it's a fantastic start in treating privacy as a human right. I hope that in the United States we do something similar, and that the world converges on a common standard." We have come a long way. From tech companies fighting and…
Content type: State of Privacy
26th January 2019
Table of contents Introduction Right to Privacy Communication Surveillance Data Protection Identification Schemes Policies and Sectoral Initiatives Introduction Acknowledgement The State of Privacy in Brazil is the result of an ongoing collaboration by Privacy International and Coding Rights. Between 2014-2017, Privacy LatAm contributed to previous versions of this briefing.   Key privacy facts 1. Constitutional privacy protection: The constitution contains an explicit protection of…