Ronaldo Lemos

Ronaldo Lemos
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Who's Who Legal Brazil - Data

Ronaldo Lemos is an internationally respected Brazilian lawyer, specialised in technology, data protection, intellectual property, media and public policy. He is a partner at Pereira Neto, Macedo Advogados (PNM), where he coordinates the technology practice. 

Ronaldo is currently a law professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro's Law School (UERJ). He holds a master’s degree from Harvard Law School and a PhD in law from the University of São Paulo (USP), and has published several books and numerous articles. He was a visiting professor at Columbia University's School of International Public Affairs (SIPA), and was appointed a visiting scholar at Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy, Oxford University and the MIT Media Lab.

Ronaldo was one of the creators of Brazil's Internet Law enacted in 2014. He also co-authored Brazil's National Internet of Things (IoT) Plan, commissioned by the Brazilian Development Bank, in partnership with McKinsey & Co, which was published in 2017. 

Ronaldo is a “Young Global Leader” appointed by the World Economic Forum in 2015, and serves on the board of various non-profit organisations, including the Mozilla Foundation and the German Hospital Oswaldo Cruz.

Ronaldo served for two terms and was elected vice-president of the Council for Social Communication of the Brazilian Congress. The attributions of the Council include preparing opinions, and recommendations to Congress regarding matters related to communication, media and technology.

WWL says: Ronaldo Lemos is a "trailblazer of data law" with more than two decades' dedicated experience in the field. He is adept at complex privacy and software licensing matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Brazil which can be purchased from our Shop.

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