SELECTED PROJECT 2020
Multicultural digital rights frameworks for indigenous and afro-descendent communities in Bolivia: comparative analysis and public policy advocacy.
This project will develop contextualized regulatory frameworks for internet access and the protection of personal data in select Bolivian municipalities.
For Bolivia to have a municipal regulatory framework that addresses internet access and the protection of personal data with a multicultural perspective.
In Bolivia, indigenous communities represent 40% of the population, and the majority live in rural areas. The digital gap indices are high between its rural (21.5%) and urban (62.6%) areas. Furthermore, the absence of a comprehensive regulatory framework for the protection of personal data increases exclusion despite the lack of digital literacy among indigenous communities.
In the absence of a national personal data protection law, there is no safeguard for the data of the indigenous population.
Expected results benefitting the population:
– Advocate in the creation of legislative frameworks addressing internet access and the protection of personal data at the municipal level with a multicultural approach.
– The development of digital rights capacities among political and social leaders and academics.
– Advocate in the development and approval of laws on internet access and the protection of personal data at the municipal level.