Bernardo Fico


Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law with thesis on biometric data protection, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (2019)
Postgraduate student in Digital Law, ITS-Rio de Janeiro and UERJ (2020-2022)
University of São Paulo School of Law (2016)

Practice Areas
Digital Law and Data Protection
Human Rights
LGBT Rights

Portuguese, English, and Spanish

Professional Experience
Lawyer, Opice Blum, Bruno, e Vainzof Advogados (2020-2021)
Lawyer, Opice Blum, Bruno, Abrusio, e Vainzof Advogados (2019-2020)
Researcher, Bluhm Legal Clinic Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (2018-2019)
External Consultant, International Lesbian and Gay Association (2018)
Professional Visitor, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (2017)

Main Publications
Can mandatory consent be optional? Processing children’s personal data under Brazil’s LGPD, IAPP (2021)
Does Brazil’s LGPD recognize gender identity, sexual orientation as sensitive personal data? (2021)
Dealing with infodemy: a brief analysis of the actions of social networks against fake news in times of COVID-19, DPI (2020)
UN Treaty Bodies Strategic Litigation Toolkit: Policy Paper, Treaty Bodies Digest, Regional Tribunals’ Case Digest, ILGA (2019)

Additional Information
Founder and Coordinator of the Data Protection Center at the University of São Paulo Law School (2021-present)
Coordinator of the International Studies Center at the University of São Paulo Law School (2016-present)
Concentration Course in Data Protection, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (2020)
Concentration Course in Applied Digital Law, Fundação Getúlio Vargas (2020)
Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute, University of Oxford (2018)
XLIV Course on International Law, Organization of American States (2017)
Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation, University of Lucerne (2017)
Concentration Course in Human Rights, Stanford University (2016)