The Digital & Data Governance Series houses AS/COA’s virtual and in-person programming on the subjects of digitalization and data governance.



Digital & Data Governance Series


The increasing adoption and application of emerging technologies in the Americas have generated numerous opportunities and challenges, transforming industries and societies across the region. In response to these advancements, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) convenes key stakeholders from a wide range of sectors at the forefront of technological developments to collaboratively define a path forward that ensures the responsible integration of emerging technologies, such as AI, and the implementation of data governance and regulatory measures within the region. This concerted effort takes shape in the Digital & Data Governance Series and aims to leverage the benefits of emerging technologies while proactively minimizing potential risks.

As part of the Digital & Data Governance Series, in 2023, AS/COA hosted three virtual programs and traveled to Mexico, Brazil and Peru to host in-person events on topics like the regulation of AI in the region and technological advancements to achieve higher yields, sustainable development, and food security.

Past featured speakers include: 

  • Miriam Wimmer, Director at National Data Protection Authority, Brazil 
  • Coronel Waldemar Gonçalves Ortunho Junior, Director-President of Data Privacy Authority, Brazil 
  • Danilo Doneda, Lawyer and Law Professor, Specialist in Privacy and Data Protection, Brazil 
  • Aisen Etcheverry, Minister of Science, Technology, Knowledge, and Innovation, Chile 
  • Alejandra Lagunes Soto Ruiz, Senator, México 
  • Francisco Javier Acuña Llamas, President of Mexico’s National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Personal Data Protection, Mexico 
  • Alain Dongo, Secretary of Government and Digital Transformation, Peru 
  • Eduardo Luna, General Director, National Authority for Personal Data Protection, Ministry of Justice, Peru 
  • Marina Salazar Albornoz, Member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee and Rapporteur at the Organization of American States (OAS) 
  • Ángel Melguizo, Founder, Argia and Advisor to UNESCO 
  • Flavia Mitri, Privacy & Cybersecurity Legal Director, Latin America, Uber 
  • Laura Juanes Micas, Global Director, Privacy Policy Engagement, Meta 
  • Bojana Bellamy, President of Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP's Centre for Information Policy Leadership

Sponsorship of the Digital & Data Governance Series is open to all AS/COA members and is valid for the full calendar year. Each member has the ability to lead one program under the Series, and is guaranteed a seat in any in-person Series programming. To learn more about our upcoming programming, please visit our calendar of events.

Past Events