Marianne Diaz is a Venezuelan lawyer, digital rights activist and fiction writer, currently based in Santiago, Chile. Her work focuses mainly on issues regarding online freedom of speech, web filtering, internet infrastructure and digital security. She founded the digital rights NGO Acceso Libre, a volunteer-based organization that documents threats to human rights in the online environment in Venezuela. She's also a volunteer for Creative Commons, having served as Legal Lead of the Venezuelan chapter for the last three years. Marianne currently works as a public policy analyst for the Latin American NGO Derechos Digitales. She's volunteered for Global Voices, and particularly for the Advox project, since 2010, and currently serves on the board of Global Voices as a volunteer representative. She has also published several fiction books.
Keywords: Latin America, Venezuela, free culture, internet infrastructure, internet governance, digital security, internet public policy, freedom of speech, censorship, privacy, data protection, biometrics