Argentina approves its Industry 4.0 plan
The plan wants to incorporate new technologies into production processes and to favour the development of new business models. It also promotes dialogue between the public and private sectors. A specific work programme and initiatives will be developed by a committee and a council composed mainly by public bodies working in these areas.
Fake news and politics: Argentina gets ready for national elections
Digital platforms, political parties and journalists’ associations committed to promote a fair debate during the next presidential election in Argentina and to help mitigate the negative effects of online disinformation.
e-Privacy: Progress report shows continued divergences in Council
A progress report to the Telecoms Council shows that divergences amongst national delegations still persist on certain points of the proposed e-Privacy Regulation. EU member states took note of the progress report on the regulation, prepared by the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, at the 7 June 2019 meeting.
Chile and Ecuador agree to cooperate on cybersecurity
The two countries agreed to focus on the adoption of measures to promote confidence and security in cyberspace, at the global, regional, sub-regional and bilateral levels. They also agreed to establish a bilateral working group, tasked with proposing cybersecurity-related cooperation and coordination strategies.
Colombian National Development Plan includes ICT and media provisions
The new Colombian national development plan (NDP) set general policy guidelines for the period 2018-2022, including provisions for the ICT and media sectors. One measure will impose an obligation upon over-the-top (OTT) audiovisual providers, such as Netflix, to include an easy-to-find section in their content catalogue that exclusively contains nationally-produced works. The NDP also dedicated COP 18bn (US$5.74m) to the digital transformation strategy, corresponding to 1.6% of the NDP’s total budget.
Argentina approves a new cybersecurity strategy
The Government Secretariat of Modernisation approved the new Argentinian cybersecurity strategy setting general principles and objectives, as well as some action points. The strategy seeks to foster awareness and education, protect critical infrastructure, and update regulations on cybersecurity issues. The resolution also creates an executive group to work on the action points.