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Renata Avila


HAI Network Affiliate

Renata Avila, (Guatemalan), International Human Rights Lawyer and author. She is currently an HAI Race & Tech Fellow at Stanford University. With more than fifteen years of experience working in cutting-edge issues related to technology and society.  She co-founded and leads the Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms. Expert in digital rights, she studies the politics of data, the evolution of transparency, and their implications on trade, democracy, and society, alerting about a phenomenon she describes as digital colonialism. She is an Advisory Board member for Creative Commons, Open Future, and Cities for Digital Right. She also serves as a Global Trustee of the Think Tank Digital Future Society. She is a co-founder and Council Member of the Progressive International, among other roles.