Robert Guerra is an independent consultant specializing in issues of Internet Freedom, Internet Governance and Human Rights. He is also a special adviser to the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Robert helped establish Freedom House's Internet Freedom program as well as co-found Privaterra, a Canadian-based initiative that works with NGO's to assist them with issues of data privacy, secure communications, information security, and Human Rights.
Robert has given numerous media interviews and is often invited to speak at events to share the challenges being faced by social justice organizations in regards to surveillance, censorship and privacy. He advises numerous non-profits, foundations, governments and international organizations, including Taking IT Global and DiploFoundation's Internet Governance and Policy Capacity Building Program.
He can speak Spanish, English, and French.
In regards to involvement on Internet Governance Issues Robert has been involved with ICANN as a general participant and a member of the At-Large Advisory Committee (ALAC); he has actively served on the US IGF Steering Committee since 2009, he has attended and actively participated at all the meetings of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum (IGF) as well as the two UN World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS). His role at the latter involved being a member of the civil society bureau, the Internet governance caucus, and the NGO adviser to the Canadian government's delegation.