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About Renata Avila

Renata Avila is an Executive Director, of the Smart Citizenship Foundation, ChileRenata is an international Human Rights lawyer, specialising in the next wave of technological challenges to preserve and advance our rights. She is currently writing a book on digital colonialism and designing international tech policies for a democratic future. She is a member of the Coordinating Collective of @Diem_25, Board member for @creativecommons and co-convener of the Progressive International.

Renata Avila, es Directora Ejecutiva, de la Fundación Ciudadano Inteligente, ChileRenata es una abogada internacional de DDHH, que se especializa en preservar y avanzar derechos ante la nueva ola de desafíos tecnopolíticos. Está escribiendo un libro sobre “Colonialismo digital” y también elaborando una hoja de ruta de políticas públicas sobre tecnología que garanticen el futuro de la democracia. Es miembro del Consejo Coordinador de  @Diem_25, Miembro del Directorio de  @creativecommons y co-signataria del llamado inicial para formar la Progressive International.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

La democracia digital y el futuro de los ciudadanos

¿Disponemos de suficiente información como para poder regular la actividad de los proveedores de datos que tienen hoy un rol clave en el desarrollo de las campañas electorales y de nuestras democracias? English

Fixing digital democracy? The future of data-driven political campaigning

Do we know enough to regulate the private vendors central to every stage of an election campaign? We need to if we are ever to preserve free and fair elections. Español

How to neutralize Bolsonaro in his first 100 days of government?

A passive attitude from the International Community is not an option, and broad support from all progressives will be much needed to mitigate the damages. Español

Cómo neutralizar a Bolsonaro en sus primeros 100 días de Gobierno: 5 acciones

La pasividad internacional no es opción frente a Bolsonaro: debemos actuar para contrarrestar y evitar la regresión de derechos en la democracia más grande de Latinoamérica. English

The EU is killing our democratic spaces using copyright as a Trojan horse

DiEM25’s position on Copyright Reform: democratize technology instead of allowing it to be used as a giant censorship machine in the interest of big business.

Digital giants are trading away our right to privacy

Today, the big tech race is for data extractivism from those yet to be 'connected' in the world – tech companies will use all their power to achieve a global regime in which small nations cannot regulate either data extraction or localisation. 

Cuando lo que se negocia es nuestra privacidad: la Ministerial de la OMC en Buenos Aires

Si los países del hemisferio Sur quieren prepararse para librar guerras de datos, deberían empezar a pensar en cómo reducir el control de las grandes compañías tecnológicas. English

Trading away our Privacy; the WTO Ministerial in Buenos Aires

If countries from the Global South want to prepare for data wars, they should start thinking about how to reduce the overwhelming control of Big Tech. Español

A new digital trade agenda: are we giving away the Internet?

Will this foster digital rights, or leave us with even lower standards and a concentrated, quasi-monopolistic market benefiting from public infrastructure?

Privacy and Data Protection Day: restoring trust for digital citizens

The web has made our world increasingly borderless, and digital security should be borderless too, not just a privilege of those who can afford it. 

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