In July 2021, Fundaçao Getulio Vargas Law School will host the first Latin-American edition of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference (CPDP LatAm).
In preparation for CPDP LatAm 2021, a call for rapid response papers was launched to foster research on “Data Protection at a Time of Social Emergency: COVID-19, Democracy, Innovation and Regulation in Latin America”.
We received 107 submissions, the CPDP LatAm team selected a few for publication on special issues of the Journal of International Data Privacy Law published by Oxford University Press (IDPL; English papers) and of the Brazilian Journal of Fundamental Rights and Justice (DF&J; papers in Portuguese and Spanish). The selected papers, presented below, cover a broad gamut of subjects.
Papers selected for the IDPL special issue:
- Editorial: Data Protection and Social Emergency in Latin America. Luca Belli & Nicolo Zingales.
- Digital contact tracing against Covid-19: A governance framework to build trust. Sacha Alanoca, Nicolas Guetta Jeanrenaud, Isabela Ferrari, Nyasha Weinberg, Nicolas Miailhe and R. Buse Cetin.
- Data-driven measures to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 in South America: How do regional programmes compare to best practice? Tais Fernanda Blauth and Oskar Josef Gstrein.
- Open data on the Covid-19 pandemic: Anonymisation as a technical solution for transparency, privacy and data protection. Thiago Moraes, Amanda Nunes Lopes Espiñeira Lemos, José Renato Laranjeira de Pereira, Alexandra Krastins Lopes and Camille Moura.
- Privacy, personal data protection, and freedom of expression under quarantine? The Peruvian experience. Andres Calderon, Susana Gonzales and Alejandra Ruiz.
- Voice-based remote medical diagnosis: ethical and legal issues. Marco Almada and Juliano Maranhão.
Papers selected for the DF&J special issue (which can be accessed here):
- La dicotomía de la ética y la legalidad de los datos personales en aplicaciones de contacto. Sr. Jhon Aldemar Caballero Martínez and Dra. Teresa Genoveva Vargas Osorno.
- Catalogo de datos COVID-19. Transparencia, innovación y compromisso social. Danielle Mendes Thame Denny, Emre Kazim, Adriano Koshiyama
- Protección de datos y transparencia de la información: Perspectivas para la regulación post-pandemia en una sociedad digital desde algunas experiencias latinoamericanas. William Ivan Gallo Aponte, Daniel Wunder Hachem.
- Tecnologias de perfilamento e dados agregados de geolocalização no combate à Covid-19 no brasil: Uma análise dos riscos individuais e coletivos à luz da LGPD. Diego Carvalho Machado, Laura Schertel Mendes.
- Inteligência Artificial e Big Data no diagnóstico e tratamento da Covid-19 na América Latina: Novos desafios à proteção de dados pessoais. Miguel Kfouri Neto, Rodrigo Da Guia Silva, Rafaella Nogaroli.
- COVID-19: a necessidade de disciplina adequada à proteção de dados sensíveis no Brasil. Ivo Corrêa, Felipe de Paula, Beatriz Bellintani.
- Inteligência Artificial na saúde e a proteção de dados: Reflexos na Crise Covid-19. João Carlos Hipólito Bernardes Do Nascimento, Maria Leonildes Boavista Gomes Castelo Branco Marques, Nayara Hanna Santiago Costa, Maria Isabel Boavista Gomes Castelo Branco, Tâmara Beatriz Santos, Roger Vitório Oliveira Sousa.
- Os Dados e o Vírus: Tensões jurídicas em torno da adoção de tecnologias de combate à Covid-19. Rafael Augusto Zanatta, Bruno Bioni, Clara Iglesias Keller, Iasmine Favaro.
In addition to the two special issues, due to the considerable number of high quality papers we received in response to the call, the CPDP LatAm team has decided to publish an official CPDP LatAm compilation which will be launched during CPDP LatAm 2021, in July 2021. Find below a tentative summary of this publication:
- An introduction to data protection in Latin America: between pandemic, technology and rights.
- The effectiveness of the fundamental right to the protection of personal data in times of epidemiological “exceptionality”.
- Right to health and right to protection of personal data in times of pandemic.
- Coping with disinformation in Brazil: a critical analysis of bills motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Facing the pandemic and protecting data: decolonized privacy.
- Limits to the use of sensitive personal data in actions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic: the alleged dichotomy between the right to privacy and access to health in the Brazilian and international experience.
- The COVID-19 pandemic and the protection of personal data of couriers via digital platforms in Brazil: essential activity, working conditions and consent.
- The Uruguayan data protection system against COVID-19.
- The challenges of Open Data in the pandemic period: open science in the face of data monetization.
- Moral and legal principles applied to robotics: the collection and use of data and artificial intelligence and decision-making based on artificial intelligence in times of epidemics.