Joana Varon

Brazilian researcher and advocate for privacy rights and freedom of expression, founder and Director Coding Rights, aThink-and-Do tank created to research, promote the understanding and contribute to advance in political struggles to enforce Human Rights in the digital world by bridging the gap within technologists and digital rights advocates. Consultant of Consumers International on privacy rights in a project between Brazil and Germany; with Instituto de Tecnologia e Sociedade, on surveillance and digital security; and with Global Partners Digital on Internet Governance from the perspective of emerging economies. Member of the Advisory Board of the WebWeWant, a campaign from the World Wide Web Foundation, and from the Advisory Council of Open Technology Fund. Willing to translate these issues to the all internet users, she is co-creator of several creative projects operating in the interplay between law, arts and technologies, such as: antivigilancia.org, protestos.org and freenetfilm.org and recently joined Deep Lab.

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