We are a women-run organization working to expose and redress the power imbalances built into technology and its application, particularly those which reinforce gender and North/South inequalities.
Our work involves monitoring and analyzing legal, cultural and programming codes in order to influence public policies and incentivize best practices. We are part of a global network of activists creating and sharing tools and strategies for more autonomous and conscientious use of technologies and for the inclusion of a human rights perspective in the digital world.
DATASUCKER: the hidden side of our beloved technologies
This project brings together stories about how technological devices and services have been used to collect, store and process data in Latin America. Data are being generated by daily activities like internet browsing, use of transportation cards, approval of bank transactions and usage of a wide variety of apps. While the abundant databases that register our activities could be utilized to improve policies and services, the improper use of personal information can also expose, segregate and threaten individuals.
With narratives about the mass production of data and its day-to-day presence, we want to make concepts like privacy, big data and surveillance in everyday life more accessible. We hope this will reinforce the importance of an awareness about potential impacts that the implementation of technologies can have on human rights. We want to strengthen advocacy strategies to protect data in Latin America. This project has been developed in cooperation with partners from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia. The themes and strategies of investigation resulted from conversations with journalists, activists, lawyers and privacy specialists and are organized in four categories: city, home, pocket and body.
Joana Varon and Natasha Felizi
Coordination and Edition
Phase 2: Joana Varon and Tati Dias
Web development and design
Research and text
Dia Kayyali, Fernanda Távora, Flavio Siqueira, Igor Natusch, Joana Varon, Larissa Ribeiro, Leandro Demori, Lucas Teixeira, Natália Zuazo, Natasha Felizi, Raquel Rennó, Tati Dias
Daniel Roda, Diana Moreno, Jorge Oliveira and Sérgio Spagnuolo
Jorge Davidson (ESP); Courtney Crumpler and Breno Longhi (EN)
Datalabe, Derechos Digitales, Idec, Karisma, Privacy International and Tactical Tech Collective