Professor & Researcher
I am Professor at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, Rio de Janeiro, where I head the Center for Technology and Society (CTS-FGV) and the CyberBRICS project. I am also Associated Researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University, Member of the Board of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), and Director of the Latin-American edition of the Computers Privacy and Data Protection conference (CPDP LatAm).
My work is at the interface of law and technology, and I focus primarily on Internet access, data protection and digital platform regulations, and digital policies in the BRICS countries. I enjoy developing multistakeholder partnerships to analyse existing challenges and put forward creative solutions.
Before joining FGV, I worked as an agent for the Council of Europe (CoE) Internet Governance Unit and served as a CoE Network Neutrality Expert. I have also worked and have been consulted by various international organisations and national regulators, including the International Telecommunications Union, the Secretariat of the Internet Governance Forum, the Internet Society and the French Telecoms Regulator. I have coordinated several projects dedicated to digital policy and Internet governance, producing research outputs in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, amongst which “De la gouvernance à la régulation de l’Internet” (Berger-Levrault, 2016); the “Net Neutrality Compendium” (Springer, 2016); “Community Networks: the Internet by the People, for the People” and “Platform Regulations: How Platforms are Regulated and How They Regulate Us” (FGV, 2017); “The Community Network Manual” (FGV-ITU-ISOC, 2018); “Governança e Regulações da Internet na América Latina” (FGV 2019); and “CyberBRICS: Cybersecurity Regulations in the BRICS Countries” (Springer 2021).
Most of my research is in open access and accessible on this website or on my Lattes profile. Some of my works have been published or quoted by various media outlets, including The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, Le Monde, BBC, China Today, The Hill, Folha de Sao Paulo, O Globo, El Pais, and La Stampa. Some works have been quoted by the Organization of American States Report on Freedom of Expression and the Internet (2013); used by the Council of Europe to elaborate the Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on Network Neutrality (2016); featured in the French Telecoms Regulator (ARCEP) Report on the State of the Internet (2018 and 2021); used by the Brazilian Telecom Regulator (ANATEL) to provide guidance on community networks (2020); and quoted by the Council of Europe Best practices on Regulatory Mechanisms of Content Moderation (2021).
After almost a decade of resistance, I finally capitulated and joined Twitter. You can also find me on LinkedIn.