Alberto Cerda Silva
Program Officer, Technology and Society
Alberto Cerda Silva is part of the Technology and Society team. He has worked on internet rights from a global perspective, and his grantmaking has supported a dynamic field of organizations that will build public protections into the global governance of the Internet.
Alberto is a tenured professor in law and technology at the Center of Studies on Law and Information of the University of Chile Law School. As a former Fulbright Commission scholar, he is concluding his doctoral degree in law at Georgetown University Law Center with a dissertation on human rights and Internet regulation in Latin America.
Before joining the foundation in 2014, Alberto served as a legal adviser to the Chilean Supreme Court and the Ministry of Economy as an expert on cyberlaw, digital development, and digital copyright. He was also a founding member and international affairs director of ONG Derechos Digitales, a Chilean civil society organization that works on promoting and defending human rights in digital environments.
Alberto holds two master of laws degrees: one in international legal studies from Georgetown University and the other in public law from the University of Chile. He earned his bachelor’s degree in law and social sciences from the University of Chile.