Stories about Guatemala

6 February 2013

Surveillance Camp III: On the Expanding Online Security Market in Latin America

Recently, we wrote about how companies throughout the world increasingly face political and legal pressures to assist governments in their surveillance efforts and the many ways in which the private sector is increasingly playing a role in state surveillance. In December 2012, EFF's Surveillance and Human Rights Camp in Brazil built upon this discussion and focused a spotlight on the privatization of public security, states funding surveillance initiatives, and the lack of quantifiable research on security markets in Latin America. Here is what we learned.

13 November 2012

Latin America and the Caribbean Netizen Report: Cybercrime Edition

In the last 10 years, various countries in the region have put forward legislation that attempts to combat computer crimes. As a result of these initiatives, the state collects the personal information of Internet users, running the risk of violating their right to privacy.

29 June 2009

WordPress.com blocked in Guatemala

Guatemalan users have reported blocked access to Wordpress since Friday afternoon. It seems that Internet Service Providers CLARO, TIGO and Turbonett (Telgua), Guatemala’s most prominent Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have all blocked the blog domain. One blogger, reports calling customer service, but says he received no clear answer.