I am Pablo Viollier, a  Chilean lawyer (University of Chile), specialized in law and technology, personal data protection and cybersecurity and part-time professor at the Diego Portales University. Between 2015 and 2020 I worked as a lawyer for the NGO Derechos Digitales. Currently, I am undergoing my postgraduate degree (Advanced LLM in Law and Digital Technologies) at Leiden University.

The focus of my research lies in the intersection between technology, public policy and regulation. This has allowed me to address topics such as cybersecurity, data protection, algorithmic biases, and online privacy. Several of these research has been published in specialized journals.


Undergrad studies

Lawyer. I hold an academic degree in law (summa cum laude) from the Universidad de Chile School of Law.

My thesis, titled “El impacto regulatorio de la implementación del Tratado Integral y Progresista de Asociación Transpacífico (CPTPP) en materia farmacéutica” was qualified with the maximum grade and is in the process of being published.


Specialization courses

In 2019 I graduated with a maximum qualification of the Postgraduate Diploma in Cybersecurity dictated by the Center for Studies in Computer Law of the Universidad de Chile Law School.

I also took the course “The Hague Process: International Security and Cyberspace Operations”, organized by the OAS and the CopyrightX intellectual property course, taught by the Berkman-Klein Center in conjunction with Harvard University.


Professional experience

Between 2015 and 2020 I worked as a lawyer and public policy officer for NGO Derechos Digitales. My work focused on cyberpolicy, research and strategic litigation on issues related to law and technology.

Currently, I work as a consultant, where I have been involved as a legal counselor for Laboratorios Chile (2016), ad hoc arbitrator in a domain name conflict for NIC Chile (2017) and as an external consultant for the Organization of American States in cybersecurity (2019).


I have been a peer-reviewer at the Chilean Journal of Law and Technology, the Law and Justice Journal of the Silva Henríquez University and the Colombian Yearbook of International Law, as well as a visiting professor in different postgraduate programs.

I have recently joined, as a part-time professor, the Diego Portales University Law School, where I have already taught two versions of the Digital Rights elective course. Starting in 2020, I also joined the faculty body at the Alberto Hurtado University, where I teach a course on law and technology in the School of Journalism.

You can check my academic profile in Academia.edu y Researchgate.