On 14 April, we presented GISWatch 2014 – Communications surveillance in the digital age in the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico. This was possible thanks to the organisations SonTusDatos and APC.
The latest Global Information Society Watch report is devoted to the analysis of communications surveillance in 57 countries. Authors from Mexico and South Africa raised local issues related to surveillance at report launch events.
In partnership with members and networks, APC is working to protect and promote human rights online, engaging governments and other relevant stakeholders through a variety of United Nations processes including participating in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR).
There is a lack of awareness in Mexico of the environmental harm caused by the present models of production, consumption and disposal of electronic waste. However, there is also a lack of awareness of the positive role that ICT can play in mitigating climate change.
Mexico has one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, and is therefore also very vulnerable to climate change. This report identifies in what ways the use of ICTs has been proposed in public policies as aresponse to climate change.It also points out convergence between the digital and climate agenda, and offers a deeper reflection and analysis on the issue.