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Privacy and Data Scraping: Perspectives from Latin America

June 6, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Online

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The rapid evolution of data scraping technologies is forcing us to reconsider some evergreen questions: What content is public? What is private? How do we decide? For the next event in our series on data scraping and privacy, civil society experts from Colombia and Brazil will join us to describe how this debate is shaping in Latin America. Where are policy and practice converging or diverging from approaches being taken in the US and/or the EU?

These are important questions for civil society groups on the ground, who may be using some scraping methodologies to understand election violence against women candidates and at the same time working as watchdogs for over-reach in data collection by government or law enforcement. Speakers will discuss the state of play in Colombia and Brazil and how new Data Protection laws (including the European DSA and Brazilian LGPD) will change the landscape for privacy in the region. Looking over the horizon, we’ll also discuss the unique ways in which the Latin American context might inform future frameworks for scraping and privacy risk.


Accessibility Accommodations

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting, CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) or information about mobility access in order to fully participate in this event, please contact Rachel Wesen at cltcevents@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7–10 days in advance of the event.

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