Regional WSIS Stocktaking Report 2016, Americas

ICT Projects and WSIS Action Line Related Activities in Americas

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In the period 2014-2016, WSIS Stocktaking Reports have reviewed 162 ICT-related projects and activities carried out by international organizations, governments, the private sector, civil society and other stakeholders in the Americas Region, with those in 2016 highlighting the efforts deployed by stakeholders involved in implementation of the SDGs. WSIS Stocktaking reports are based on the multistakeholder approach, including input from stakeholders from all over the world responding to ITU’s official call for stocktaking updates and new entries. The inputs from WSIS action line facilitators and co-facilitators also contribute to the reports.




Following the successful public consultation process that led to the approval of the Brazilian Internet Civil Rights Framework, the Government of Brazil, on 28 January 2015, launched an online open platform to discuss issues arising from that framework requiring further regulation, including net neutrality, custody of access logs, access data for purposes of criminal investigations and privacy issues. The open platform will also enable interested sectors to comment on the draft law on the protection of personal data, which is currently under consideration by the Brazilian Government (SDGs 11, 16, and 17). The process relating to Public Debates on the regulation of the Brazilian Internet Civil Rights Framework and on the Draft Bill on Personal Data Protection uses two distinct web portals through which all interested parties can submit their comments and suggestions. Social networks such as Twitter and Facebook are used to promote wide participation. The main objective of such public debates is to use a democratic and innovative process of compiling inputs from different sources to draw up legal documents that take into account the legitimate concerns of different segments of society.


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