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Luca Belli

FGV Law School
Professor and Head of Internet Governance
Rio de Janeiro
Luca Belli, PhD is Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School and associated researcher at the Centre de Droit Public Comparé of Paris 2 University. He focuses on the regulation of Internet access, data protection (particularly regarding online platforms) and digital policy in the BRICS. Before joining FGV, he worked as an agent for the Council of Europe (CoE) Internet Governance Unit; served as a Network Neutrality Expert for the CoE; and worked as a consultant for the Internet Society and earned a Ph.D. in public law from Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris 2.

Over the past decade, Professor Belli has coordinated several applied research projects in the field of Internet Governance and authored and edited a variety of research outputs in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, amongst which “De la gouvernance à la régulation de l’Internet” (Berger-Levrault, 2016); the “Net Neutrality Compendium” (Springer, 2016); “Community Networks: the Internet by the People, for the People” (FGV, 2017); “Platform Regulations: How Platforms are Regulated and How They Regulate Us” (FGV, 2017); and “Gobernanza y Regulaciones de Internet en América Latina” (FGV, 2018).

Professor Belli's works have been i.a. quoted by the Organization of American States Report on Freedom of Expression and the Internet (2013); used by the CoE to elaborate the Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers on Network Neutrality (2016); featured in the French Telecoms Regulator (ARCEP) Report on the State of the Internet (2018), and published or quoted by various media outlets, including Le Monde, BBC, The Hill, O Globo, El Pais and La Stampa.

Luca belli is the co-chair of three IGF Dynamic Coalitions (DCs) dedicated to Community Connectivity, Platform Responsibility and Network Neutrality. After almost a decade of resistance, he finally capitulated and joined Twitter @1lucabelli