Beatriz Botero Arcila is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Law School and an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.
Her research studies the governance of data collected by digital platforms in cities, such as sharing economy firms and smart city technology providers. She explores the tensions between the privacy, property and collective interests of users, companies and local governments have on this information and how different governance framework compromise and negotiate these interests. For her dissertation, she has conducted research on Barcelona’s data-commons and data governance strategy, data sharing ordinances and agreements between various US cities and technology companies, and the planning of Sidewalk Toronto. Her interests span widely into platform regulation, privacy and cybersecurity, data protection and AI.
Beatriz holds an LL.M from Harvard Law School, an LL.B from Universidad de los Andes and regularly advises fintech startups based in Latin America.