Juan Ortiz Freuler
Juan Ortiz Freuler is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and a Policy Fellow at the Web Foundation where he works close to Sir Tim Berners-Lee on the societal impacts of the web.
Juan has several years of experience researching and leveraging ICTs to advocate for government reforms, to increase transparency, citizen participation and accountability. His greatest concern is inequality and the role the web can play in making the world a fairer and more peaceful place. He was previously a Google Policy Fellow, an Open Society Fellow (OSIRG), and has worked with several NGOs in Mexico and Argentina. He developed a web-based methodology to monitor judicial appointments in Buenos Aires, researched ICTs and citizen participation practices implemented by oversight institutions in Latin America, and has researched and advocated for changes to Mexico’s Open Government Data and Universal Internet Access policies.
A graduate from Di Tella Law School in Buenos Aires, Juan has recently completed Masters in both Public Policy and Social Science of the Internet at the University of Oxford.
At Berkman he is following the debates on Net Neutrality, and researching how algorithms can be made accountable to the people they affect. He also explores ways to ensure that as we embed algorithmic decision-making mechanisms into every-day life we also ensure that the outcomes conform to a collectively and locally constructed conception of justice.