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Featured Commitment: Technology Rights and Privacy

Compromiso destacado: derechos tecnológicos y privacidad

Engagement en vedette: droits technologiques et vie privée

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What's in the 2019 Action Plans

This commitment story is featured in What’s in the 2019 Action Plans. Read the full publication here. 

What’s in the 2019 Action Plans Explore commitments OGP members made in their 2019 action plans, including commitments to watch in each of the eight focus policy areas in OGP’s three year strategy.

In 2017, a New York Times article revealed that the Mexican government had spent US$80 million over 18 months on spyware to surveil lawyers, journalists, and human rights defenders. The scandal provoked public outcry. Over 200 civil society organizations demanded better government accountability, including those involved in developing Mexico’s OGP action plan. This 2019 commitment seeks to address the lack of regulation and supervision of government digital surveillance. The commitment will establish a group of experts from a variety of sectors and government agencies to analyze and modify regulations on the use of surveillance in private communications. All changes will be made in accordance with existing national and international human rights standards. 

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