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Botero Arcila, Beatriz

Professor, Researcher

Beatriz Botero Arcila is an assistant professor of law at Sciences Po and an affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University. She holds an SJD and an LLM from Harvard Law School and is a lawyer from Universidad de los Andes, in Bogotá, Colombia. Her research and expertise focus on data governance in urban environments. privacy law, data governance policy, municipal law, platform governance, and legal theory. Recent work has explored modes of data governance in smart city projects, the sharing economy, and Covid contact tracing apps. Her current research explores how surveillance technologies adopted to provide public security both in Europe and the US and how they interact with other public interests (i.e. civil liberties) and institutional frameworks and incentives. 

Professor Botero Arcila has worked with and advised fintech companies, human rights and civil society organizations and has lectured in law and the digital information economy in several universities. She is also co-founder of The Edgelands Institute, a pop-up institute incubated at the Berkman Klein Center focused on studying digital surveillance and cities.

Fields of Expertise: 

  • Law of the Digital Economy
  • Privacy law / Global Data Law
  • Municipal law
  • Law and Economic Development
  • Legal Theory
  • Surveillance Law

Publications: Beatriz Botero Arcila's Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Contact: beatriz.boteroarcila@sciencespo.fr