8º Workshop

Digital citizenship and electronic surveillance devices

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To upload an article to this Workshop, access the following link and, before the title of the contribution, place the code «WS_8»: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=icomta23


Today’s world has facilitated the digitization of daily life, while States have gradually developed various control and surveillance mechanisms in the digital world that have an impact on social life. Some States are highly aware of how important the formation of digital citizenship and respect for human rights is, this is not a constant, especially for the countries with the greatest inequality and poverty in the world.

In this way, it seeks to discuss the use, distribution and commercialization in the public and private sphere of electronic surveillance devices and mechanisms at a global level, thereby blurring the borders between the virtual and the analogical from events in which the National regulatory frameworks are unclear or not expressly created for the digital sphere, which is why they end up being ineffective in the face of these new realities. Specifically, we seek to recognize good and bad practices implemented by local and/or regional governments with a perspective of care or protection of the Human Rights of people on this issue, especially in countries with lower degrees of human development.

It is intended to include research that addresses the impact of digital as well as these monitoring mechanisms, recognizing that the new forms of digital citizenship are increasingly difficult for Nation States to track, analyze and regulate. Works that contribute to the line may be included, such as the evaluation of the results and their effectiveness from a public policy perspective and their use in judicial procedures in different countries, among others.


  • Digital citizenship
  • Use, distribution and commercialization of electronic surveillance devices in countries with greater inequality and lower degree of human development
  • Design, implementation and evaluation of public policies for video surveillance in public spaces at a local, regional and transnational level
  • Use, distribution and care of data in video surveillance devices in the private sector
  • Regulatory frameworks for the regulation of electronic surveillance devices from a human rights perspective
  • Social perception of electronic surveillance devices
  • Use of data obtained from electronic surveillance in legal proceedings

General Coordinators:

  • Claudia Rivera Hernández, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)

Technical Coordinator and Organizer:

  • Jorge Luis Castillo Durán, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)

Scientific Comittee:

  • Alejandro Álvarez-Nobell, University of Malaga (Spain)
  • Petra Armenta Ramírez, Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico)
  • Jorge Castillo, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)
  • Claudio Rafael Castro López, Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico)
  • Arturo Chipulli Castillo,  Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico)
  • Jorge David Cortes Moreno, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)
  • Araceli Espinosa Márquez, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)
  • Rubén Flores González, Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico)
  • Misael González Ramírez, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)
  • Marcos Gutiérrez Ayala, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)
  • Karina Nohemí Martínez Meza, Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico)
  • Carla Irene Ríos Calleja, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)
  • Claudia Rivera Hernández, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)