André Ramiro

Fellow researcher at Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society (“Technology, Power, and Domination” research group), with research on democratic oversight of intelligence activities. He was an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s “German Chancellor Fellow” (2022-2023) hosted by the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (“Data, actors, infrastructures” research group), with research on legal frameworks for the use of hacking tools by public authorities in Brazil and Germany.

Co-founder and former director of the Law and Technology Research Institute of Recife – IP.rec, where he has coordinated projects in the area of privacy, data protection, surveillance policies, such as the Encryption Observatory. Member of the Latin American Network on Surveillance, Technology, and Society Studies (LAVITS). Latin American Google Policy Fellow at the ONG Derechos Digitales (Chile) in 2019, with research about narratives over encryption and secrecy of communications.

He was representative of the scientific and technological community at the Chamber of Security and Rights of the Brazilian Internet Steering Committee (, and member of the Internet Society’s Brazilian Chapter. He was rapporteur for the tech policy landscape in Brazil for global organizations such as the Association for Progressive Communications (APC) and International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL).

Alumni of the “Tech Camp for Civic Space Defenders” at Stanford University, promoted by the Cyber Policy Center and ICNL. He had the opportunity to coordinate several events in the area of law and technology, such as the I, II, and III Seminar on Encryption, Policy, and Fundamental Rights, the Seminar on the Brazilian Civil Rights Framework for the Internet, three editions of the Safer Internet Day, as well as panels at international fora such as RightsCon, Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and the Brazilian Internet Governance Forum (FIB, pre-IGF) between 2018 and 2022. He was, in 2018, fellow of the Internet Society’s Youth Observatory at the Latin American and Caribbean Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF). M.Sc. in Computer Science and bachelor in Law, both from the Federal University of Pernambuco.