Internet governance and regulations in Latin America


This book celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the South School on Internet Governance. The authors of this volume are (in alphabetical order): Carlos Álvarez, Pablo Bello Arellano, Horacio Azzolin, Carlos F. Baca-Feldman, Filipe Batista, Sebastian Bellagamba, Luca Belli, Humberto Carrasco Blanc, Adrián Carballo, Olga Cavalli, Vinton G. Cerf, Margarita Valdés Cortés, Nadine Andrade Chorão, Mark W. Datysgeld, Lacier Dias, Danilo Doneda, Raúl Echeberría, Luã Fergus, Pedro Augusto Francisco, Oscar Robles Garay, Raquel Gatto, Agustín Garzón, Julio César Vega Gómez, Jorge Javier Vega Iracelay, Edison Lanza, Cláudio Soares Lopes, Daniela Parra Hinojosa, Maryleana Méndez Jimenez, Peter Knight, Eduardo Magrani, María Álvarez Malvido, Oscar A. Messano, Laura Schertel Mendes, Christian O’Flaherty, Renan Medeiros de Oliveira, Eduardo Molina Quiroga, Bruno Ramos, Karla Velasco Ramos, Andrés Sastre, Vanda Scartezini, Vanessa Fusco Nogueira Simões, Hugo Fusco Nogueira Simões, Christoph Steck, Erick Huerta Velázquez, Nicolo Zingales. The Internet has become an integral part of the lives of all connected individuals and an essential tool for forming our opinions and enabling us to learn, communicate, socialize, do business and access public services easily and globally. This volume does not intend to comprehensively analyse the evolution and impact of the Internet in Latin America, but rather to offer the elements necessary to understand and question several facets of Internet governance and critically analyse a number of regulatory tools that influence its evolution in the region. This work adopts a multistakeholder approach by including a series of very heterogeneous analyses written by some of the region’s most recognised experts from academia, the public and private sectors, civil society and the technical community. This book confronts different opinions on the governance and regulations of Internet infrastructure, connectivity models, privacy, cybersecurity and technological developments in Latin America. In this sense, the reader may find varied and sometimes divergent opinions, since the purpose of this work is not to offer definitive solutions, but only to share ideas and elements of pluralistic reflection, to help each one to form their opinion in a critical and independent way.

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