- Ezequiel Passeron

Ezequiel Passeron is the executive director of NGO Faro Digital, which promotes responsible and creative use of digital technologies. He holds a degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires and is a member of the board of directors of Conectados al Sur, a regional network of organizations who work on issues related to youth and digital technologies.

"The ITS Fellowship is a great chance to know from inside one of the most important institutions in digital rights of South America. The people that are part of the different teams are wonderful, very friendly and open to share knowledge and experiences.."

"I have the possibility to learn about a lot of topics like policy, data protection, human rights, copyright, and also from my area of work (education). It is also an opportunity to create joint projects, like "Hablatam" a research that ITS is going to run in Brasil with the Conectados al sur network."

"One month in Brazil it's also a good time in order to know more about the country (and Rio of course), having a lot of advises and suggestions of the ITS team. The group we build (with fellows and locals) was awesome, and the main reason to strongly recommend this experience!"

- Julien Cabay

Julien Cabay is Postdoc Researcher at Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FNRS), Associate Professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) where he holds a Chair in Intellectual Creation and Innovation Law and Associate Professor at Université de Liège (ULiège). At ULB, he is a member of the Unité de droit économique (UDE) and is also active in the FabLab. Besides, he is a member of the Liège Competition & Innovation Institute (LCII) at ULiège. His research focuses on Intellectual Property Law, in particular on Copyright Law to the which he dedicated his Ph.D. at ULB (« The Subject Matter and the Scope of Copyright Protection – Contribution to the Study on Freedom of Creation ») (2016). Previously, he has been specializing in this area at Columbia Law School in New York (Visiting Research Fellow), Katholieke Univesiteit Leuven (KUL) (LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law), Università di Roma Tre (Erasmus Program) and ULB (Master of Laws). Currently, his core research interests are Copyright and Contemporary Artistic Practices; IP and Freedom of Creation; Copyright and New Technologies; IP Infringement Tests from the Perspective of Cognitive Sciences; Impact of Artificial Intelligence on IP Protection.

"Amazing people sharing great knowledge in a fantastic country : my stay at ITS was just an incredible adventure"

- Oskar Josef Gstrein

Oskar‘s passion and research is all about human rights in the digital age. He is working as Post–Doc Researcher at the Security, Technology and e-Privacy research group at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. In that position he is also collaborating with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. His research areas include Internet Governance, Governmental Surveillance and "The Right to be Forgotten“.

"The ITS Rio Fellowship is one of the best research experiences I ever had. You become part of a very diverse group with colleagues from all over the world. You have the opportunity to exchange views with Brazil's top experts on all things digital. You visit some of Brazil's and the world's top corporations in the tech space. ITS has compiled and excellent program in a wonderful city. I highly recommend it."

- Virginie Jetté

Virginie Jetté (@virginiejette) is a Ph.D. in Law student at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, researching the interface of Law and Technology with a focus on Privacy. A web developer, who used to work as a strategist for a marketing agency in Montreal, she is a nerd for communication, Internet Policy, and civic engagement, and how technology can be used to improve democracy. Virginie also holds a bachelor of laws from the Université du Québec à Montréal, and has completed her Master of Laws in Information Technology Law at the Université de Montréal, where she was the Coordinator of OpenUM, a knowledge dissemination hub, and of the L.R. Wilson Chair in Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law.

"The ITS Fellowship represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, a beautiful and vibrant city, it offers an amazing research and life experience. Fellows come from all over the world to share their knowledge on technology and society. They are welcomed by a team of leading experts in the field with whom they can discuss and exchange perspectives and ideas. As a result, fellows get to interact in a unique and incredibly rich interdisciplinary environment. It has truly helped me grow has a researcher and as a human. I could not recommend it enough!"

- Aditya Singh

Aditya Singh Chawla is a Research Analyst with the Centre for Communication Governance, at the National Law University, Delhi. His areas of interest are broadly, data protection, platform regulation, and peer to peer technologies. He also has a keen interest in the free software movement. While at the Centre for Communication Governance, he has contributed to the public consultation on India’s data protection framework, worked with the IT Ministry to formulate their policy positons, and conducted capacity-building for students in the field of media regulation. Some of his recent research has focused on online hate speech, non-consensual sharing of sexual imagery, and network shutdowns.

- Baratang Miya

Baratang Miya has been empowering women and girls to code, write the web and ecommerce since 2003. She is the founder of Girlhype Coders Academy in 2003 which has now reached more than twenty thousands women and girls. She consult with government and corporates on creating scalable global programs that provide consistent impact to youth, educators and tech startups. Baratang is a regular technology writer, judge, advisor in many global tech competitions and hackathons. Baratang Miya has been named among top ten IT personality by ITTPSA, Top 50 People Who Made the Internet a Better Place in 2016 award by Mozilla, A first runner-up 2017 MTN Women in ICT Community Builder award and Lifetime award. She received a TechWomen award by US State Department to spend six weeks in Silicon Valley mentored by women executives in Tech, a week in Washington DC learning about United States ICT policies. She was the business development manager for Cape Innovation Technology Initiative, BlackBerry Appslab, and consulted for the City of Cape Town’s SmartCity content development strategy.

- Julianne Chan

Julianne served as Program Coordinator of Digital Asia Hub, a Hong Kong-based think tank incubated by Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She led the management of several conferences and events including “Privacy, Personality and Flows of Information — Asian Perspectives for Privacy as a Global Human Right” with the UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy. As a Hong Kong native with international academic and work experience, she is keen to explore the east-west contrasts of internet governance models. Julianne recently obtained politics and law degrees at the University of Hong Kong, where she also worked as a research assistant in Competition Law. She is expected to join a British law firm as a trainee solicitor with the intention of becoming a technology lawyer.