Dr. Clara Iglesias Keller

Image
Picture of Dr. Clara Iglesias Keller
Clara Iglesias Keller

Contact

clara.keller [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
E 406
Research Fellow of the Research Group

Dr. Clara Iglesias Keller is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Politics of Digitalization group and Leader of the Research Group "Technology, Power and Domination" at the  Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. The German Internet Institute

Research fields

Democracy and digitalisation; Disinformation Studies; Platform Governance; Information tTechnology and Media Regulation; Constitutional Law; Freedom of Expression; Regulatory Theory; Administrative Law.

CV

2023-current: co-lead of the research group "Technology, Power and Domination" at the Weizenbaum Institute

2023-current: Member of the Committee for Electoral Integrity Studies appointed by the Brazilian Superior Electoral Court, responsible for consulting on the topics of digital integrity and transparency on Internet platforms during the elections

2023-current: Editorial Team and Advisory Board, Weizenbaum Journal of Digital Society

2023-current: International Scientific Board, Revista da AJURIS – Law Journal

2022-current: Visiting Professor, Instituto Brasileiro de Ensino, Desenvolvimento e Pesquisa - IDP (Brazil)

2021-current: Postdoctoral Researcher, Politics of Digitalization at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center

2020-current: Founding Member of the Platform Governance Research Network

2020-current: Member of the Digital Constitutionalism Network

2022: Member of the Legal Experts Commission appointed by the Brazilian Federal Senate, proposing a national regulatory framework for artificial intelligence technologies 

2020-2022: Coordinator of the Digital Disinformation Hub, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow Institute 

2019-2022: Associate Researcher, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society 

2020: Visiting Researcher, Politics of Digitalization at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center

2019-2020: Senior Fellow, Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow Institute 

2015-2019:  Doctor in Public Law (equivalent to summa cum laude in the German grading system), Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ) 

2018-2019: Visiting Researcher, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society 

2014-2018: Senior advocate, Human Rights Clinic of the Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)

2016-2017: Senior Researcher, Projeto Supremo em Números, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro

2015-2016: Visiting Lecturer, Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)

2015-2016: Visiting Lecturer, Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Rio de Janeiro

2013-2017: Board of Advisors,  Brazilian Audiovisual Federal Agency (ANCINE)

2011-2012: L.LM in Information Technology and Media in Law, London School of Economics and Political Science

2009-2011: Masters in Public Law, Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ)

2009-2011: Regulatory Enforcement Coordinator, Brazilian Audiovisual Federal Agency (ANCINE) 

2007-2009: Legal Practitioner licensed by the Brazilian Lawyer Association (OAB), Contracts and Regulatory Advisory at Grupo Globo S/A (Brazil)

2002-2007 - Bachelor of Laws, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Selected Publications

Books

Iglesias Keller, Clara, Dagoberto Chaves. 2022. Media Law in Brazil, International Encyclopaedia of Laws, Wolters Kluwer.

Celeste, Edoardo, Amélie Heldt, Clara Iglesias Keller. 2022. Constitutionalising Social Media, Oxford: Hart Publications.

Iglesias Keller, Clara. 2019. National Regulation of Internet Based Services: Exception, Legitimacy and the Role of States. Rio de Janeiro: Lumen Juris. [Originally published in Portuguese as: Regulação nacional de serviços na Internet: Exceção, Legitimidade e o papel do Estado.]

2024

ZAGEL, Hanna, Julia Pohle, Clara Iglesias Keller, Alissa Theresa Steer, Carlotta Mayer, Anna  Katzy-Reinshagen. 2024. Intime Daten im digitalen Raum Menstruations- und Zyklus-Apps zwischen  Selbstbestimmung und Datenschutz. WZB-Mitteilungen, 184, pp. 60-63.

Hofmann, Jeanette, Clara Iglesias Keller. 2024. Machine learning, political participation and the transformations of democratic self-determination. In: Heinlein, Michael and Norbert Huchler, “Künstliche Intelligenz, Mensch und Gesellschaft Soziale Dynamiken und Gesellschaftliche Folgen einer Technologischen Innovation”, Springer, pp. 321-345.

Iglesias Keller, Clara, Charlotte Freihse, Cathleen Berger. 2024. “State Actions Against Disinformation: Towards a Healthy Public Sphere" , Bertelsmann Stiftung, DOI 10.11586/2024064. [Also in German: "Saatliche Maßnahmen gegen Desinformation: Auf dem Weg zu einer resilienten und gesunden Öffentlichkeit”, DOI 10.11586/2024065]

Iglesias Keller, Clara, Bruna Martins dos Santos. 2024. “Trackers and Chased: regulatory challenges in disinformation datafication.” In: AGUERRE, Carolina; CAMPBELL-VERDUYN, Malcom; SCHOLTE, Jan Aart. Global Digital Data Governance: Polycentric Perspectives, Routledge Global Cooperation Series.

2023

Iglesias Keller, Clara, João Carlos Magalhães. 2023. “Regulating AI in Democratic Erosion: context, imaginaries and voices in the Brazilian debate“. In: FINDLAY, Mark; ONG, Li Min; ZHANG, Wenxi, Regulating AI and Big Data in Emerging Economies”, Edward Elgar. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785362408.00018.

Iglesias Keller, Clara, Laura Schertel Mendes, Victor Fernandes. 2023. Content moderation in digital platforms: paths for regulation in Brazil. In: Cadernos Adenauer – Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 1/2023. [Originally published in Portuguese: Moderação de conteúdo em plataformas digitais: caminhos para a regulação no Brasil]

Iglesias Keller, Clara, Diego Werneck Arguelhes. 2023. Den freien Austausch schützen: die Rolle der Gerichte in Brasilien. [Grappling with digital disinformation in democratic erosion: the role of courts in Brazil] WZB-Mitteilungen, 180, pp. 36-39.

Iglesias Keller, Clara, Theresa Züger. 2023. Promises and Perils of democratic legitimacy in social media councils. In: Kettemann, Mathias; Francke, Josefa; Dinar, Christina; Hinrichs, Lena. “Platform://Democracy. Perspectives on Platform Power, Public Values and the Potential of Social Media Councils: Research Report Europe”.

Iglesias Keller, Clara, Laura Schertel Mendes, Mariana Valente. 2023. Eight measures to regulate Big Tech. In: Folha de São Paulo, 28. fev. 2023 [Originally published in Portuguese: Oito medidas para regular as Big Tech.]

2022

Reis, Jane, Clara Iglesias Keller. 2022. Digital Constitutionalism: contradictions of a loose concept. In: Revista Direito e Praxis, v. 3, n. 4. 

Iglesias Keller, Clara. 2022. “The perks of co-regulation: an institutional arrangement for social media regulation?”. In: CELESTE, Edoardo; HELDT, Amélie; KELLER, Clara Iglesias. Constitutionalising Social Media, Oxford: Hart Publications.

How Courts became a Battlefront against disinformation: the 2022 Brazilian elections. Verfassungsblog, 20 Sept 2022. Co-authored with Diego Werneck Arguelhes.

Between evidence and policy: bridging the gap in disinformation regulation. Internet Policy Review, 18 May 2022. Co-authored with Stephan Dreyer and Pranav Bidare.

Gegen Desinformation, aber für die Meinungsfreiheit. Herausforderungen der digitalen Kommunikation in Brasilien. 2022. WZB-Mitteilungen, no. 171, pp. 22-24.

2021

Haggart, Blayne, Clara Iglesias Keller. 2021. Democratic legitimacy in global platform governance. In: Telecommunications Policy, vol. 45, issue 6.

Iglesias Keller, Clara, Bruno Bioni, Rafael Zanatta, Iasmine Favaro. 2020. Data and the virus: legal tensions around the adoption of technologies to fight Covid-19, Revista Brasileira de Direitos Fundamentais e Justiça, vol. 14, issue 1. [Originally published in Portuguese as: Os dados e o vírus: tensões jurídicas em torno da adoção de tecnologias de combate à Covid-19]

2020

Iglesias Keller, Clara. 2020. Policy by Judicial Review: the Institutional Framework for Intermediary Liability in Brazil. In: International Review of Law, Computers and Technology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13600869.2020.1792035.

Can the Supreme Court block social media accounts? [originally published in Portuguese as: Pode o STF determinar o bloqueio de perfis em redes sociais?]. Jota (op-ed), 24 Jun., 2020. Co-authored with Diego Werneck Arguelhes.

Aiming at fake news and hitting surveillance: user identification as a flawed strategy against disinformation [originally published in Portuguese as: Mirando em fake news e acertando em vigilância: A identificação de usuários como estratégia falida de combate à desinformação]. Jota (op-ed), 27 Jul., 2020. Co-authored with Danilo Doneda.

A new milestone for data protection in Brazil. Internet Policy Review (op-ed), 13 May, 2020. Co-authored with Laura Schertel Mendes.

Data protection in times of Covid-19: the risks of surveillance in Brazil. Internet Policy Review (op-ed), 2 Apr., 2020. Co-authored with Jane Reis Pereira Gonçalves.

2019

Iglesias Keller, Clara, Edoardo Celeste (guest editors). 2019. Future Visions for a Democratic Internet: Actors, Norms, Institutions. Special issue of Publicum Law Journal

Iglesias Keller, Clara. 2019. Between Exception and Harmonization: The Theoretical Debates on Internet Regulation. In: Publicum Law Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 137–66. [Originally published in Portuguese as: Entre exceção e harmonização: o debate teórico sobre regulação da Internet. A version in English was published in the HIIG Discussion Paper Series, 2020(02)].

Online content regulation in Brazil faces risk of setback. HIIG Digital Society Blog, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, 2 Dec., 2019.

Before

Iglesias Keller, Clara. 2018. ‘Democracy and Freedom of Expression Online: Where We Came from and Where We are Headed’In: Adriana Cruz, Thiago Magalhães Pires, Wallace Corbo, Cristina Telles, and Alonso Freire (eds.). O Direito Público por Elas – Homenagem a Professora Jane Reis. Rio de Janeiro: Lumen Juris, v. 1, pp. 85–104. [Originally published in Portuguese as: Democracia e Liberdade de Expressão na Internet: de onde viemos e para onde vamos?]

Could fake news annul the Brazilian elections? HIIG Digital Society Blog, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, 4 Oct., 2018.

Iglesias Keller, Clara, Diego Gebara Fallah. 2017. ‘Media Laws in Latin American Courts’. In: Jane Reis Pereira Gonçalves, Ana Paula de Barcellos, and Patrícia Ferreira Baptista (eds.). Direito público contemporâneo: direitos fundamentais nas cortes latino-americanas, vol. 1. Rio de Janeiro: Multifoco. [Originally published in Portuguese as: Leis de mídia nas Cortes latino americanas.]

Baptista, Patrícia Ferreira, Clara Iglesias Keller. 2016. ‘Why, When and How to Regulate New Technologies? The Challenges Brought by Disruptive Innovations’. In: Revista de Direito Administrativo, vol. 273, p. 123–63. [Originally published in Portuguese as: Por que, quando e como regular novas tecnologias? Os desafios trazidos por inovações disruptivas.]