Bruna Martins dos Santos Candidate Statement 2019

Internet Governance Caucus Coordinator Elections

I am Bruna Santos, and am currently based in Brasilia, Brazil. I have been working with Internet Governance related discussions since 2009 when I started my engagement with IGC while a student and intern at the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign affairs. Nowadays I hold the position of Policy and Advocacy Analyst at Coding Rights, a brazilian NGO working in the intersection of Internet and Human Rights. Since joining Coding Rights I have been responsible for where I am responsible for our engagement with other stakeholders and participation in policy making processes, including our participation on the elaboration of the Brazilian Data Protection Law and the Brazilian DPA. Most of my professional experience – whether at the brazilian government or currently within Coding Rights – entailed activities that fostered the importance of Stakeholder coordination and learning to value different perspectives.

Apart from Coding Rights, I am also the current elected chair of the Non-Commercial Users Constituency at ICANN, a very relevant space por civil society interaction with the policy making processes regarding generic domain names.

Important to mention that my term as one of the IGC co-coordinators has just ended and I would love if Im given the chance of another term to continue actively supporting the efforts regarding taking IGC back to its relevant place of a real caucus that enables civil society interaction and coordination to the most diverse subjects regarding the internet. I have also been involved in the discussions regarding the closure of Best Bits and IGC revival from the very beginning and I believe my advocacy experience in the field of Internet Policy would be relevant for our Caucus
next steps.