Cybersecurity and Internet governance researcher, Igarapé Institute
Louise Marie Hurel is a cybersecurity and Internet governance researcher coordinating Igarapé Institute’s projects on the Cybersecurity and Digital Liberties Program. She is also a research fellow at the Brazilian Naval War College (NAC-EGN) focusing on the geopolitical implications of emerging technologies.
Louise has been actively involved in Internet governance issues serving as Vice Chair and representative for Europe in the Non Commercial Users’ Constituency (NCUC) Executive Committee at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Aside from her publications at Igarapé, Louise’s research focuses on knowledge, technical security expertise, and interdisciplinary approaches to (in)security, also exploring the role of non-state actors in cyber norms developments. Her previous experience includes consultancy for the UNESCO project “What if we all governed the Internet”, and research on IG, privacy, data protection and security at the Center for Technology and Society at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (CTS-FGV).
What can we gain from taking a look beyond our own borders and learning from the experience of others? This session widens the debate beyond the Euro-Atlantic region to understand how available and emerging technologies affect social processes across the globe. As societies worldwide struggle in the face of seismic shifts brought on by new technology, governments need to balance top-down intervention and civil liberties. Fresh vulnerabilities have opened up for exploitation by malign actors wishing to influence political decision-making and public debate. Sharing ideas and working together is a good way forward – can we combine existing strengths and avoid replicating mistakes?