Artur Pericles Lima Monteiro
Artur Pericles is head of research, freedom of expression, at InternetLab, an independent research centre on law and technology in Brazil. He is also a doctoral candidate on constitutional law at the University of Sao Paulo, Faculty of Law, where he is a researcher affiliated with the constitution, politics & institutions research group.
His doctoral research focuses on privacy and encryption, discussing proposals for exceptional access and lawful-surveillance protocols. He is also working on projects on anonymity on the internet, content moderation and other free speech issues in Brazil.
Previously, he practiced law in Brazil advising national and international clients on data protection, technology and intellectual property. He was also a law clerk for an appellate judge sitting at the Sao Paulo Court of Justice. He holds an LLB (2013) and an MSc (2017) from the University of São Paulo, and his master’s dissertation was commended with a distinction mention by the thesis committee.