Caio Machado

Université Paris 1: Panthéon-Sorbonne / IMODEV Institut du Monde et du Développement

Caio Machado – Brazil

Academic background: Currently enrolled in a Masters in Digital Law, eGovernance and Open Governments at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and holding a Law degree from the University of São Paulo. I have attended to the School of Internet Governance of, have studied Cyberlaw at the London School of Economics, and studied Economic Analysis of Law at Yale University, ESSEC School and Université Paris 2. As extra-curricular activities, I participated in the Center of Internet and Society of USP Law School, and have written my Senior Thesis (currently running for Best Senior Thesis of 2016) on Net Neutrality and Sponsored Data Regulation.

Please explain why you are interested to participate at the Euro-SSIG:
My goal is to become a policy-maker and academic on Internet and Digital Economy regulation. Regulatory decisions in this domain have complex impact in social and economic development, shape economic growth and trends, and guide innovation in the ICT ecosystem. Not only am I drawn to these challenges, I believe in a rights-oriented and dialogue-based approach to internet regulation to foster the solution economic and social issues. Though presented to a legal perspective of such issues, I seek to enhance my research methodology skills, broaden my analytical capacity of international economic, legal and social issues and understand the relationship between multiple governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. Aware of the importance of the different multi-stakeholder and multi-lateral forums, I want to further understand the dialogue between relevant parties and seek ways to ensure participative and technical regulation of the Internet. My goal, in the long run, is to be the person taking such decisive calls – at an administration, at an international organization or elsewhere – designing policies that protect social interests and make way for innovation and digital economy growth. I see this opportunity as an important step towards relevant policy-making and technical decision-making.