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Beatriz is an assistant professor at Sciences Po Law School in Paris and co-founder and Head of Research at the Edgelands institute.

Her research and expertise focus on data governance in urban environments and how different governance frameworks have different impacts on people's lives. Her work has explored modes of data governance in smart city projects, the sharing economy, and Covid contact tracing apps. She's currently studying surveillance technologies adopted to provide public security both in Europe and the US and how they interact with other public interests (i.e. civil liberties) and institutional frameworks and incentives.

She holds an SJD and an LLM from Harvard Law School and a LLB from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. While in law school, Beatriz also trained as a classical pianist.


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Medium

The fight over our post-COVID future should be as much about welfare as it is about tech

Surveillance thrives in unequal environments, and the pandemic will increase inequality. We need a welfare state for our digital information economy, argues Beatriz Botero Arcila.

May 18, 2020
Americas Quarterly

Latin America Hopes Big Data Can Beat the Virus. But There Are Risks.

Beatriz Botero Arcila warns that while location data might help address the coronavirus outbreak, it also threatens the privacy of citizens.

Apr 21, 2020
Medium

We need privacy and data laws to tackle this global pandemic

Governments are increasingly using digital technologies and big data analytics to address the Covid-19 pandemic. At this stage of the pandemic, these technologies may not…

Mar 18, 2020
Medium

The system is rigged against users

Another reason why getting compensated for data is not a good idea

BKC fellow Beatriz Botero Arcila on why getting compensated for your personal data is not a good idea.

Feb 24, 2020

Events

Apr 22, 2021 @ 9:00 PM

Edgelands Institute APAC Launch

INTRODUCING AN INTERDISCIPLINARY POP-UP INSTITUTE

The Edgelands Institute is an interdisciplinary pop-up institute to redraw our social contract in our era of mass-urbanization, surveillance, pandemics, and other emergencies,…

Event
Apr 8, 2021 @ 1:00 PM

Edgelands Institute Launch Event

Introducing an interdisciplinary pop-up institute

The Edgelands Institute is an interdisciplinary pop-up institute to redraw our social contract in our era of mass-urbanization, surveillance, pandemics, and other emergencies,…