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Renata Avila is a human rights lawyer specialised in Intellectual Property and Technology. She worked as one of the lawyers representing the Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1992/) and more recently, Julian Assange and Wikileaks. Involved in Internet and Human Rights research since 2006, she works with the Web Inventor Sir Tim Berners - Lee (http://internethalloffame.org/official-biography-tim-berners-lee?gclid=CMeXtqyz7cwCFawy0wodMtwF8w) in an effort to uphold human rights in the digital age. She serves as a Board Member of Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org/). She is also a member of Courage Foundation (https://couragefound.org/) advisory board, assisting whistleblowers at risk and in the D-Cent (http://dcentproject.eu/) board, exploring the potential of decentralised technologies. She is currently an Advisor of the BITS initiative by the Municipality of Barcelona.