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Ronaldo Lemos (he/him)

Lawyer, Chief Scientific Officer, Institute for Technology & Society of Rio de Janeiro

Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Columbia University School of Professional Studies

Ronaldo Lemos is a lawyer specializing in technology, intellectual property, media and public policy. He is a partner at PNM Advogados, a leading law firm in Brazil, and has twenty years of experience in the private and public sectors. Dr. Lemos was a Visiting Scholar at Oxford, Princeton, the MIT Media Lab and a Visiting Professor at the Columbia School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He co-created Brazil’s Internet Bill of Rights Law (2014) and Brazil’s National IoT Plan (2018) and served on the Boards of the Mozilla Foundation, Access Now, Stellar Development Foundation and other non-profit organizations. Previously, Dr. Lemos was Vice-President of the Social Communication Council in the National Congress in Brazil. Dr. Lemos writes weekly about law and technology for Folha de S. Paulo, one of Brazil’s most widely read newspapers.



The inevitability of digital platforms

Every government will be a digital platform. See more.

Digital rights in the twenty-first century

As a follow-up to his keynote, Ronaldo Lemos is joined by digital provocateur and data expert Annette Hester, and tech and journalism writer Mathew Ingram, for an exploration of digital rights in the twenty-first century. See more.
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