Technology & Digital Policy

Cover of "Shaping the Future of Multilateralism - Does data protection safeguard against gender-based risks in Southern Africa?"

Shaping the Future of Multilateralism - Does data protection safeguard against gender-based risks in Southern Africa?

Published: 8 July 2021
E-paper

The increasing data-driven nature of societies raises concerns about how to prevent data misuse and abuse that may harm individuals and communities, particularly mar- ginalized groups. A feminist critique of the model law on data protection of the Southern African Development Community and the EU’s GDPR, however highlights the dangerous gaps that place women and gender-diverse people at risk.

Cover of Towards a “digital new deal” for Latin America: Regional unity for a stronger recovery

Shaping the Future of Multilateralism - Towards a “digital new deal” for Latin America: Regional unity for a stronger recovery

Published: 16 June 2021
E-paper

The absence of an integrated digital market and a unified political vision for tech policy in Latin America and the Caribbean puts the countries of the region at risk of dependency on a foreign private sector for their digital transformation. The investment that will be required to recover from the pandemic offers a unique chance to break out of the current market logic and treat technology as critical social infrastructure that must be sustainable and requires citizen participation.