Renata Ávila

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Renata Avila is an international human rights and technology lawyer and openness advocate. She currently heads the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN), a global non-profit organisation whose main focus is to endorse open data’s value to society by helping individuals and organisations access and use data to take action on social problems. A former fellow and affiliate of the Stanford Institute of Human-Centred Artificial Intelligence, she is currently associated with the Center for Internet and Society at CNRS, France. She participates on the boards of several organisations, including Open Future, the Center for the Advancement of Infrastructural Imagination and the Just Net Coalition. She co-founded the <A+> Alliance for Inclusive Algorithms and the Progressive International. She has co-authored two books and regularly contributes to different publications in English and Spanish.