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The LACTLD online Illegal Content Workshop was held

The Latin American and the Caribbean ccTLD Association conducted the event’s 3rd edition.

 Montevideo, December 2020 – The 2020 online Illegal Content Workshop was held on December 9, 10 and 11. The meeting was organized by LACTLD and had the participation of 240 attendees from 20 different countries and the presentations of 30 specialists in the subject. Unlike previous editions (Bogotá in August 2019 and Cancun in March 2020) and due to the pandemic, this edition was held virtually.

The Illegal Content Workshop aims to train judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement agents (LEAs) about the Internet’s operation, the Domain Name System (DNS), and ecosystem organizations, as well as to discuss best practices for addressing online illegal content. In addition, these workshops have become a space for networking and exchanging experiences. 

The workshop addressed issues such as the 3-layer model of the Internet (infrastructure, logical and social-economic layers), the cybersecurity landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Budapest Convention, CSIRTs, Internet domains, the brand and platforms’ perspective in the combat against illegal content, piracy, the processing of personal data in legal proceedings, DNS abuse, among others. It is worth noting that the event had Spanish, English and Portuguese interpretation available for its attendees.

In addition to the Latin American and the Caribbean ccTLD Association (LACTLD), the workshop was attended by specialists from INTERPOL, ALAI, Internet Society, GSMA, LAC-ISP, LAC-IX, Google, MercadoLibre, ECS Canada, OLX, NIC Peru, NIC Chile, the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Argentina, the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Chile, the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Portugal, Brazil’s Digital Cabinet, Chile’s Interior and Public Security Ministry and Trinidad & Tobago’s Ministry of National Security. On the other hand, the Workshop was sponsored by the Public Interest Registry (PIR), ICANN, LACNIC and Philip Morris International, and had the institutional support of CiberRed, the Ibero-American network of prosecutors specialized in cyber-crime. 

“We are very satisfied with the Workshop’s results. Virtuality, as in many other aspects of this year, was presented as a challenge for the event’s success and, without a doubt, it was possible to overcome it. An outstanding aspect of the Workshop was its high participation. Not only in terms of the number of attendees, but also in terms of the quality of the exhibitors. This speaks of a great organization and a power to convene new and emerging actors. Likewise, we had the presence of many important members of the regional Internet Ecosystem, to whom we want to thank for their participation”, said Luis Arancibia, LACTLD’s President. “Once again, the impact and results of the Illegal Content Workshops have demonstrated that training activities, knowledge sharing and collaboration are effective methods to guarantee the integrity, stability and reliability of the Internet in Latin America and the Caribbean,” he added.

In a complex global context, LACTLD achieves great success with the organization of this Workshop, which is part of the Association’s Illegal Content Forum. The latter has been constituted as a platform that promotes collaboration between national authorities and domain name administrators in the region.