Surveillance technology is widely seen in spy fictional movies but it’s much closer to reality than perceived. In this podcast segment we talk about surveillance technology, facial recognition and how it discriminates black women and the trans community. We also touch points on how we can increase our privacy online.
Louise Marie Hurel is a cybersecurity and Internet governance researcher coordinating Igarapé Institute’s projects on the Cybersecurity and Digital Liberties Program. She holds an MSc in Media and Communications (Data and Society) from the London School of Economics (distinction) and a BA in International Relations from PUC-Rio (distinction), having been awarded for her dissertation “Cybersecurity and Internet Governance: Two Competing Fields“. She’s also a research fellow at the Brazilian Naval War College (NAC-EGN) regularly writing on geopolitical implications of emerging technologies.
Louise has been actively involved in Internet governance spaces serving as representative for Europe in the Non Commercial Users’ Constituency (NCUC) Executive Committee and working on capacity building and engagement through the Onboarding Program at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Louise was also one of the Brazilian representatives at the BRICS Youth Forum 2017. She’s also a former fellow of the European School on Internet Governance (2018) II Brazilian Internet Governance School (2015) as well as a founding member of the Cybersecurity and Youth ISOC Special Interest Groups.
Her previous experience includes consultancy for UNESCO project on “What if we all governed the Internet”, and research on IG, privacy, data protection and security at the Center for Technology and Society at Getúlio Vargas Foundation (CTS-FGV).
Aside from her publications at Igarapé, Louise’s research focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to (in)security, also exploring the role of non-state actors in cyber norms developments (having published on Taylor and Francis Cyber Policy Journal), national and regional Internet governance experiences in Latin America (Universidad San Andrés, UPenn Annenberg School for Communication), and infrastructures of power. Recent publications include two forthcoming book chapters on “Securitization and Cybersecurity Governance in Brazil” and the role of Network Operators and CSIRTs in International Cybersecurity, respectively.