· July, 2011

Stories about Law from July, 2011

The Politics of Surveillance: The Erosion of Privacy in Latin America

  27 July 2011

While most Latin American countries have democratically-elected governments, many still fail to respect human rights, including the right to privacy. Across the region, there have been multiple scandals involving government officials and intelligence agencies engaged in illegal surveillance of communications. These include numerous chilling examples of how interception technologies are being misused to spy on politicians, dissidents, judges, human rights organizations and activists.

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