CyberBRICS Team

Luca Belli, CTS-FGV Coordinator, CyberBRICS Director

Luca Belli

CTS-FGV Coordinator, CyberBRICS Director

Director of CyberBRICS. Luca Belli, PhD, is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School, where he heads the CyberBRICS project, and associated researcher at Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. Luca is also Member of the Board of the Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI), Director of CPDP LatAm and member of the CPDP Programme committee [...]

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Dr. Ian Brown, Research ICT Africa

Ian Brown

Research ICT Africa, Senior Fellow

CyberBRICS Visiting Professor. Ian Brown is Senior Fellow with Research ICT Africa’s Digital Policy Programme, where he is researching cyber-security, data protection, and human rights policy in Africa. He was previously Principal Scientific Officer at the UK government’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport; Professor of Information Security and Privacy at the University of Oxford; and a Knowledge Exchange Fellow with the [...]

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Min Jiang

UNC Charlotte, Associate Professor of Communication

CyberBRICS Visiting Professor. Min Jiang (Ph.D.) is Associate Professor of Communication at UNC Charlotte, a secretariat member of the annual international Chinese Internet Research Conference (CIRC) and Associate Editor at Sage journal Communication & The Public. Her research focuses on Chinese Internet technologies (search engine, social media, big data), politics (digital activism, online political satire, diplomacy), business [...]

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Dr. Andrey Shcherbovich

Andrey Shcherbovich

National Research University Higher School of Economics

CyberBRICS Visiting Professor. Andrey A. Shcherbovich is Associate professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Faculty of Law (Department of Constitutional and Municipal Law), in Moscow, Russia. His professional Interests include Internet Governance; Constitutional Law; Human Rights; International Public Law and Procedure; Information Law; International Organizations; United Nations. [...]

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Anja Kovacs | CyberbRICS Non-Resident Fellow

Anja Kovacs

Internet Democracy Project, Director

Dr. Anja Kovacs directs the Internet Democracy Project in India, which works towards an Internet that supports freedom of expression, democracy and social justice, in India and beyond. Her research currently focuses on questions regarding cybersecurity, surveillance and privacy, and regarding freedom of expression, including work on gender, surveillance, bodies and dataveillance and gender and online abuse. She has also worked as an international [...]

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Sagwadi Mabunda | CyberBRICS Non-Resident Fellow

Sagwadi Mabunda

University of the Western Cape, PhD Candidate

Sagwadi Mabunda is a PhD Candidate at the University of the Western Cape. Her Doctoral thesis investigates the legislative responses of Cybercrime by analysing and critiquing the South African Cybercrimes Bill. She is a prolific speaker who has presented papers in a numerous conferences both in South Africa and internationally (Italy, Germany, Namibia and Botswana). She has published a number papers on her research interests which include [...]

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Shilpa Jaswant

O.P. Jindal Global University

Shilpa Singh Jaswant is currently an Assistant Professor at Jindal Global Law school, O P Jindal Global Law University, India. She completed B.Sc. LLB. (Hons) from Gujarat National Law University in 2017. She was awarded the DAAD Scholarship in 2017-18, financed by the European Union, to pursue LLM in European law at the Europa Kolleg- University of Hamburg. Her LLM thesis was published as a Study paper and awarded as the best research. Prior to teaching at Jindal, she [...]

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Larissa Galdino

Larissa Galdino

State University of Campinas

CyberBRICS Fellow. Larissa is Ph.D. in Political Science at the State University of Campinas, and analyzed the open government in the city of São Paulo. She was a researcher under the International Affairs Canada Award scholarship to participate in the Future Leaders in the Americas Program (“PFLA”), while she started to get interested working in the analyzing public policy development rooted in technology and data. Larissa became a member of the Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada [...]

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Senka Hadzic

Senka Hadzic

Research ICT Africa, Senior Fellow

CyberBRICS Fellow. Dr Senka Hadzic is a Senior Fellow at Research ICT Africa, where she was a Ford/Media Democracy Fund Tech Exchange fellow from 2018-2019 working on alternative spectrum policies to enable small scale operators and community networks. She is also affiliated with the ICT for Development Centre at the University of Cape Town where she was a postdoctoral fellow from 2016-2018. Her expertise is in low cost [...]

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Smriti Parsheera

National Institute of Public Finance & Policy, New Delhi

CyberBRICS Fellow. Smriti Parsheera is a Fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance & Policy, New Delhi, where she focuses on technology policy research. Her areas of interest include privacy and digital rights, regulatory governance and competition policy. She is one of the authors of the book "Responsible AI: A Global Policy Framework".    She has previously worked as a member of the research secretariat for the [...]

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Ana Carolina da Hora

Computer Scientist, PUC-Rio

Computer Scientist under construction by PUCRio. From Duque de Caxias. Experience in the Apple developer Academy Program training Apple developers for students. 2018 Scholarship Apple WorldWide Developers Conference. Research Scholarship Youth Program Internet - CGI 2020. Creator of the Ogunhe Podcast. Columnist for MITTechReviewBrasil and GizModo and Member of the TikTok Security Advisory Board.

Wei Wang

University of Hong Kong, PhD Candidate

CyberBRICS Fellow. Wayne Wei Wang is now a PhD Candidate in Computational Legal Studies at the University of Hong Kong. Trained in Engineering and Law, Wayne focuses his research interests on IP & IT Law, Innovation Policy, particularly by means of data science methods. He engages as an Administrative Officer for Creative Commons Hong Kong Chapter. Wayne (has) held the fellowship of DERN/GSAN Resilience [...]

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Walter B. Gaspar

CyberBRICS Manager, CTS-FGV Researcher

CyberBRICS Manager. Lawyer, graduated Law at FGV in 2015. Master in Public Health from UERJ (2017), studying the interface between innovation, intellectual property and access to medicines policies in Brazil. Grantee of the Fundación Botín Programme for the Public Interest in Latin America (2013). Researcher in the Fiocruz and Shuttleworth Foundation project on intellectual property and access to medicines (2017). National [...]

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Bruna Franqueira

CyberBRICS Researcher

Researcher at CTS-FGV, and Masters candidate in Theory of the State and Constitutional Law at PUC-Rio, where she’s also part of the Editorial Committee of the “Direito, Estado e Sociedade” Journal, acting as assisting editor. Her research aims to comprehend the Policies for Digital Transformation of Education from the proposals of Paulo Freire. Lawyer, working with data protection and privacy.

Giullia Marques

Giullia Marques

CyberBRICS Researcher, CTS-FGV Research Assistant

Bachelor in International Relations (PUC - Rio) and currently a Master’s student in Sociology & Anthropology at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Sciences (IFCS) at UFRJ. Has experience as a research assistant in the area of public policies, having done scientific initiation at the Núcleo de Pesquisa em Desenvolvimento (NPD - PUC Rio). Currently a volunteer coder at the "COVID-19 Response Tracker" (OxCGRT) of the Blavatnik School of Government, for Oxford University and part of “Laboratório de Estudos Digitais” (LED - UFRJ) as a researcher of digital imagery [...]

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Larissa Chen

State University of Rio de Janeiro

Postgraduate student in Digital Law at UERJ/ITS. Graduated in Law from Ibmec/RJ. Scholarship researcher at the CyberBricks Project at the Center for Technology and Society/FGV, focusing on Chinese legislation related to cyber security, data security, protection of personal information, Chinese civil code and other legislation. Translator of the work "Chinese Civil Code".

Eduardo Mattos

CyberBRICS Researcher, CTS-FGV Junior Researcher

He holds a bachelor's degree in International Relations at UFRJ. Researcher at Laboratório de Estudos de Mídia e Relações Internacionais, focusing on the intersections between culture, media, and IR. Former exchange student at the Universidad de Santiago de Chile (2020) through the ESCALA Exchange Programme of the Asociación de Universidades Grupo Montevideo. Former participant of the extension project “CCS em Faces” at the [...]

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Sofia Chang

Peking University

Lawyer at UFMG, Master's student at Peking University. She works with privacy and data protection and researches the regulation of technologies, privacy and data protection in China.

Erica Bakonyi

CyberBRICS Researcher

Lawyer and DPO-as-a-service, with experience in projects of compliance with privacy and data protection legislation for the consulting companies “Arquitetura Educacional” and “Macher Tecnologia”. Researcher at FGV Direito Rio, at the Center for Technology and Society (CTS). [...]

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Ekaterina Martynova

CyberBRICS Visiting Researcher

Ekaterina graduated Law at Moscow State University in 2012, she is Master in Law from Higher School of Economics, Moscow (2021). Ekaterina has 10+ years’ experience in corporate and financial law, both in law firms and in-house, as well as research and teaching experience. Currently Ekaterina is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of International Law of Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Her Doctoral thesis investigates how the law of state responsibility applies in cyberspace. Ekaterina heads the research group “From Science Fiction to Legal Science: State Responsibility in Cyberspace” at Higher School of Economics, Moscow.