The IIHR joins as an observer of the RIPD

Fecha: (7/1/2021 1:47:00 PM)

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San José, Costa Rica. On June 30, 2021, the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights -IIHR- received a communication from Dr. Andrés Barreto Gonzalez, President of the Ibero-American Data Protection Network -RIPD- announcing that the Institute's application to become an Observer was accepted. of the network.

"We received this news with great satisfaction and represents a great opportunity for our Institute to contribute with our experience to the important work of the Network," said José Thompson J., Executive Director of the IIHR.

The RIPD arises from the agreement reached at the Ibero-American Data Protection Meeting (EIPD) held in La Antigua, Guatemala, from June 1 to 6, 2003, with the assistance of representatives from 14 Ibero-American countries. The RIPD, has, among others, the purpose of promoting the normative developments necessary to guarantee advanced regulation of the right to the protection of personal data in a democratic context, taking into consideration the need for the continuous flow of data between countries that have different ties. in common and a concern for this right.

The Inter-American Institute of Human Rights is an international human rights teaching, research, and promotion entity, an academic branch of the inter-American human rights system. Founded on July 30, 1980, throughout its more than four decades of existence, it has become a regional and global benchmark in teaching, training and academic research on human rights.

Participation as an Observer in the RIPD will represent the continuity of the work that the IIHR has been carrying out in the field of the impact of technologies on the exercise of human rights, especially on the rights to freedom of expression, access to information and the right to privacy. Given his experience in these matters, the IIHR will be represented before the RIPD by Dr. Eduardo Bertoni, Representative and Coordinator of the IIHR Regional Office for South America, based in Montevideo.

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