Cláudio is a Professor and former Dean of the Law Faculty at Paraíba State University, UEPB, in Brazil. He is currently based in Lisbon, Portugal, in the Research Center for the Future of Law, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, as a Researcher for the Portuguese Government Agency Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT). His research interests presently concern law-enforcement automation measures, algorithmic regulation, accountability and governance. He has an LLM in International and European Law from the Institute of European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium.
Bachelor of Laws (UEPB) in Computer Sciences from Campina Grande Federal University (UFCG), Brazil. He is a former Latin American Internet Governance Forum (LACIGF) and South School on Internet Governance (SSIG) Fellow; Accredited observer to the Internet Governance Forum in Geneva, and member of the Octopus Cybercrime Community of Experts of the Council of Europe, of the Portuguese and of the Brazilian Chapters of the Internet Society; Member of the Protection of Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law Committee of the International Law Association; Over 10 years of research and practice with technology-related legal issues, serving as a consultant and an advisor for state governments and agencies, security and police institutions, courts of justice, Brazilian National Council of Justice and Parliament, as well as companies in the private sector, the United Nations Development Programme and the Ecowas International Court, and the European Consumer Centre.