Prior to joining the OII, Marcelo read for a Master of Laws (Law and Technology) at the University of Ottawa, after working for a number of years as a government official Brazil, focusing on the regulation of technological affairs. From the OII Marcelo decided to venture slightly more afar, taking up an academic position (and a populous family) in Hong Kong. Marcelo’s core research interests lie in the intersection between law, political theory and the study of technological change. He is particularly interested in what the entrenchment of new forms of normativity in the design of the information environment means for the life of law and politics in the 21st century.
Internet governance and regulation, jurisprudence and political theory, personal identity and authentication, privacy and data protection, copyright and access to knowledge, Brazilian law.