Robert Guerra is an independent consultant specializing in issues of Internet Freedom, Internet Governance and Human Rights. He was a special advisor to the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, the founding director of Freedom House's Internet Freedom program as well as 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 Guerra has been an actively involved in United Nations Internet Governance Forum since 2006 as well as the UN's World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003 & 2005. His role at the WSIS involved being a member of the civil society bureau, the Internet governance caucus, and the NGO adviser to the Canadian government's delegation.
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 Programme.