October 4, 2019 - 4:00pm PDT
Manaus, Brazil

The Brazilian Internet Forum is organized by the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (CGI.br), bringing together participants from civil society, academia, government, and the private sector to discuss issues central to creating a diverse, universal, and innovative Internet in Brazil. In its 9th edition, EFF's Latin American Senior Policy Analyst, Veridiana Alimonti, will join panel on ICTs, Data and Public Security:

In recent months, Brazil has experienced a number of initiatives using surveillance technologies to combat crimes, such as the deployment of cameras during Rio de Janeiro's Carnival and the activation of the Paran√°'s Integrated Center for Public Security Intelligence. It has become evident the increasingly crucial role ICTs are playing within law enforcement agencies. In this context, the session aims to address the impacts of using surveillance apparatus for freedom of expression.

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