In the spring semester of 1999 I was studying at George Washington
University, in Washington DC, and doing an internship at the Electronic Privacy Information Center
(EPIC). One of my project was to research Latin American privacy rights.
The research and my summaries were included in an annual survey published
by EPIC and Privacy International: HREF=”
“>Privacy & Human Rights 1999. A substantial amount of time was spent
digging through the Library of Congress, struggling to understand
Spanish language legal documents and translating sections of
constitutions. We managed to add a couple countries to the survey and
expand some of the others.