LUCA BELLI

Professor & Researcher

I am Professor of “Internet Governance and Regulation” and “Data Protection Regulations” at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, where I also head the CyberBRICS project, and I am Associated Researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Université Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas. I am also Member of the Board of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) and member of the Programming Committee of the Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conferences (CPDP).

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 policy 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 Network Neutrality Expert for the CoE. Besides working for the Council of Europe, over the past decade I have 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 Regulators. 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) and “Governança e Regulações da Internet na América Latina” (FGV 2019).

The majority of my research is in open access and many of my works are available on this website and have been i.a. quoted by the Organization of American States Report on Freedom of Expression and the Internet (2013); used by the CoE 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 published or quoted by various media outlets, including Le Monde, BBC, The Hill, China Today, O Globo, El Pais and La Stampa.

After almost a decade of resistance, I finally capitulated and joined Twitter. You can also find me on LinkedIn.

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IGF 2018 - Day 2 - Salle III - WS319 Regulations for a Neutral and Open Internet
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