Privacy is a human right that many in the world do not enjoy. The failure of many countries to prioritize privacy through the passage and enforcement of comprehensive data protection laws has left their citizens vulnerable. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights should use its authority to set a minimum data protection standard for its Member States.
This Note discusses the historical development of data protection, the current data protection gap in Latin America, and proposes the role that the Inter-American Court of Human Rights should play in advancing a minimum data protection standard in the region.
The Expanding Scope of Human Rights in a Technological World — Using the Interamerican Court of Human Rights to Establish a Minimum Data Protection Standard Across Latin America,
48 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev.
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