From Monday, Costa Rica hosts the VI Annual Conference on Freedom Online, aimed at facilitating access to public data over the Internet.
The event will last until Tuesday, with the participation of 30 member governments of the Freedom Online Coalition, which “seek freedom on the Internet, respect for privacy and online data transparency”.
Manuel González, Foreign Minister, said it’s an honor that the country has been elected as chairman of the event.
While Edison Lanza, member of the UN department for freedom of expression, explained that Costa Rica is a country that for the past 20 years has been committed to freedom of expression throughout the region.
Marcelo Jenkins, Minister of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, said there are 300 million people in Latin America who do not have access to Internet and pointed this as one of the major challenges to face.
In Costa Rica, however, 70% of the population has Internet access.