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Joan Barata

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Intermediary Liability Fellow
Stanford Center for Internet and Society
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Joan Barata is an international expert in freedom of expression, freedom of information and media regulation. As a scholar, he has spoken and done extensive research in these areas, working and collaborating with various universities and academic centers, from Asia to Africa and America, authoring papers, articles and books, and addressing specialized Parliament committees. He was Principal Adviser to the Representative on Freedom of the Media at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), as well as Secretary General of the Catalan Audio-Visual Council in Spain, while also being a member of the Secretariat of the Mediterranean Network of Regulatory Authorities. As an international expert, Joan has provided advice to international organizations, NGOs, Governments, legislators and regulators in most regions of the world, including Africa, Asia and Latin America. Joan spends most of him time leaping from one continent to the other, having one constant in the ever changing landscape: his awesome kid in Barcelona. 


§34 of the Electronic Transactions Act deals with the ‘Liability of Intermediaries’. The statutory provisions generally employ a ‘mere conduit’...
Establishing the general principles and rules for the protection of personal data

Law n.º 13.709, General Data Protection Law

The Brazilian General Data Protection Law (Lei Geral de Dados Pessoais – LGDP) is the result of Bill 5276/2016, based on an online public consultation...
The case refers to the publication of an article in an online media outlet that contains a hyperlink to a YouTube video. The hyperlink was further...