Escrito en colaboración con Carlos Guerrero, Hiperderecho

Para dar continuidad a las contribuciones anteriores a esta serie que presentan los proyectos de investigación de los seis “GNI-Internews fellows,” esta colección documenta el trabajo realizado en los últimos meses. Estos blogs no representan los puntos de vista de GNI, ni de ninguno de sus miembros. El proceso de solicitud a la pasantía de GNI para el 2021 está abierto.

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Cuando empezamos esta investigación, teníamos una idea más o menos clara de lo que íbamos a encontrar. Tal como lo dijimos en nuestro primer artículo en julio, aunque Perú actualmente no es un país conocido por…


Written in collaboration with Carlos Guerrero, Hiperderecho

Following the earlier contributions to this blog series, which provided an overview of the six GNI-Internews fellows’ research projects, in this collection, fellows document their work over the last few months. These blogs do not represent the viewpoints of GNI or any of its members. Applications for the 2021 emerging voices fellowship with GNI are now open.

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Written in collaboration with Carlos Guerrero, Hiperderecho

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When we started this research at Hiperderecho, we had some idea of ​​what we were going to find. As we said in our first blog post in July, although Peru is not…


Una nueva forma de bloquear sitios web sin orden judicial se populariza

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Perú no es un país en el que uno piensa a la hora de hablar de regímenes autoritarios o con un ambiente hostil para la libertad de expresión en línea en Latinoamérica. No obstante, debido a la explotación desproporcionada de un vacío legal en nuestra legislación, la Internet libre y abierta que teníamos hasta ahora se encuentra bajo ataque.

Como otros países en la región, en Perú solo el 60% de los casi 30 millones de ciudadanos están conectados a Internet. El acceso…


A new way of blocking websites without judicial orders quietly spreads

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GNI members work together to leverage each other’s unique expertise and perspectives to advance and protect freedom of expression and privacy in the ICT sector around the world. The six GNI-Internews Fellows have each designed a research project that draws on the unique affordances of this multistakeholder model of collaboration. By pursuing this research throughout their term, fellows apply their GNI participation directly to issues of importance to them.

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Contemporary Peru is not a country one would think of when talking about authoritarian…


The recent congressional elections in Peru have been different in many ways. This is primarily because the rules that prohibit parties and candidates from advertising on radio and television through paid ads have been applied for the first time. That has led the effort and expenditure on electoral advertising to be focused on alternative platforms, from printed flyers to websites and social networks. Although these measures sought to “balance” the presence of candidates in the media through advertising, there has been little reflection on how online political advertising works and its shortcomings. …


Monitor showing the feeds form several surveillance cameras on at popular market in Lima, Peru

Where does our feeling of insecurity come from? As we walk around our cities, we are being observed by security cameras most of the time. Our daily movement, call logs, and internet browsing data are being recorded and stored by telecommunication companies. In Peru and elsewhere, many daily tasks, such as making a bank deposit or getting a new phone line, require our fingerprint and ID. All of those measures, those additional steps that have become more and more burdensome, have been instituted to make us feel more secure and comfortable on our own homes and businesses. In some cases…


On September 2016, Russia started to enforce a new legislation requiring that all personal data of Russian citizens should be stored in servers located inside the country.[1] This meant that any company or a service (digital or analog) that wanted to operate in Russia using personal information like names, address or phone numbers of Russian users should use servers located within the boundaries of the country and refrain from copying or moving them abroad at any time. According to their proponents in the parliament, this legislation would help the Russian Government to enforce the national laws regarding privacy and data…


In October 2014, the Personal Data Protection Authority (PDPA) resolved two claims against the Datos Perú website’s administrators. The site, which operated for several years in Peru, among others, paid the access and search service for legal devices within the State Gazettes. In other words, the entire Legal Standards Bulletin published in the Official Journal, including legal and administrative acts of compulsory disclosure as appointments and sanctions, were copied and pasted. Two of these norms reproduced by Datos Perú correspond to disciplinary sanctions against the claimants. That was the origin of the claim.

In its decision, the PDPA determined that…


Last week, The Pirate Bay moved to a Peruvian domain name but there´s more than meets the eye when it comes to Internet freedom in Peru

Dear Pirate Bay,

Congrats on your new Peruvian domain name: thepiratebay.pe. I understand that you're not really moving your servers to Peru, but since we'll be seeing your .pe domain everyday it feels like you're a little bit closer to us. We’re a small country in South America with many things to offer. However, most of our policies are clearly out of touch with the modern demands of the Internet. That's why I thought about giving you a snapshot of what's currently happening with digital copyright enforcement around here.


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How transparent should a free trade agreement implementation be?

Last month, the Peruvian Government made public its intention to hold Internet Service Providers (ISPs) responsible for copyright infringement by their users. Peru committed to doing so — imposing intermediary liability — in a Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. in 2006. However, many have criticized the legislative process thus far as lacking transparency. The outcome of this process will affect Peru’s position on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), a trade agreement being negotiated among Pacific Rim governments. It also displays the worst practices in multi-stakeholder decision-making, a key component of internet governance.

The first meeting, a consultation on…

Miguel Morachimo

Internet Explorer and Lawyer at @hiperderecho. Master in Law, Science, and Technology from Stanford Law School.

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