Mexico on the Internet Governance Road Map

29/07/2015

The regional Internet community will meet in Mexico to decide the future steps in addressing controversial, complex, and urgent issues such as privacy, Internet security, net neutrality, the right to be forgotten, and the Internet of Things as an enabler of opportunities for Latin American and Caribbean economies.

On 3-4 August, close to 150 civil society, government, academia, and business organization representatives from approximately 20 different countries will meet in Mexico City for the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) to discuss Internet-related issues ranging from the development of Internet infrastructure to the respect for human rights on line.

Precisely one of the first sessions will address the topic of human rights in the LAC region: “Surveillance and Privacy in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

The program also includes a forum titled “Balance between Intellectual Property Rights and Access to Knowledge. The Role of Intermediaries and Freedom of Expression.”

Internet access, its challenges and opportunities for development will also be debated during the Mexico meeting.

Within the framework of this activity, LACNIC will present the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award, which will honor a prominent individual for his or her contribution to Internet development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The ceremony will take place on 4 August.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was established by the LACNIC Board of Directors to honor those individuals who have long devoted their efforts to the development of the Information Society within the region and whose achievements have set an example for the rest of the community. Since its inception in 2009, fifteen personalities have received this award.

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