The use of technology has become a world trend, with the argument of combating the new coronavirus and the pandemic it has generated. Although the application of technology may reinforce preestablished public health policies, it is worrying that it may also be used for mass surveillance purposes. The newspaper Última Hora reported on March 24 […]
This research presented by Paloma Lara Castro was carried out within the Global Network Initiative Fellowship and was published originally here. Emergency laws have historically been used to legitimize and amplify mass surveillance and control. Many countries have declared states of emergency to respond more effectively to the coronavirus pandemic, including Paraguay. As a GNI-Internews […]
The judicial investigation of the murder of young liberal Rodrigo Quintana at the headquarters of the Liberal Party exposed the implication of high leaders of the political power. The lawyers for the complaint insist that call logs can be used as evidence to clarify who gave the order to enter the party’s premises in the […]
Synthesis of the legal process carried out regarding the implementation of electronic ticketing Given the governmental decision to implement electronic ticketing, we have submitted a request for information and subsequently initiated a recurso de amparo so that they provide us with the requested information. We will detail below the steps and results of the process. […]
This is an exploratory research that monitors content generation on Twitter during electoral processes. It includes the analysis of Paraguay’s general elections held in April 2018 and the Colorado Party primaries held in December 2017, primaries where the current president was elected. Download our full investigation here
Personal Data in the Social Security Institute. Exploratory analysis on some personal data protection practices in the social security system of the Paraguayan State
The Social Security Institute (IPS, for its acronym in Spanish) of Paraguay is the most important public social insurance system in the country. In the absence of regulations, competent authority, supervision and systematic sanctions for the protection of personal data, along with almost nonexistent litigation in this area, this results in concerns around privacy, confidentiality […]
The advance of digital technologies has generated multiple instances in which personal data are subject to automated processing by the public and private sector to perform commercial and state services quickly and effectively. The protection of personal data protects people from every infringement of their rights due to the processing of their personal data. This […]
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