Renata Ávila / @avilarenata

Director, Ciudadano Inteligente (Smart Citizen Foundation) 

Renata Ávila is the director of Ciudadano Inteligente, a Guatemalan international human rights lawyer and a digital rights advocate. In her practice, she has represented Indigenous victims of genocide and other human rights abuses, including the prominent Indigenous leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchú Tum, as well as others such as award-winning journalist Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Avila sits on the board of Creative Commons, is a trustee of the Courage Foundation (an organization assisting whistleblowers at risk) and is on the Coordinating Collective of DiEM25, a movement to democratize Europe. She is currently writing a book on digital colonialism.