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Beatriz Botero Arcila is an Assistant Professor of law in the digital information economy at Sciences Po Law School, Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and head of research and co-founder of the Edgelands Institute.

She has also worked as a legal advisor for Tpaga, a fintech startup working on financial inclusion in Colombia; as an associate for Just Labs, a research and learning center focused on incubating innovative solutions to human rights challenges; and as a lecturer on cyberlaw in different universities.

Her main fields of work and research include privacy and data law, AI governance, municipal law, legal theory, project design, and legal strategy.

Beatriz is also a music-lover and 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,…