Juan Carlos Salamanca was born and raised in Mexico. At Yale, he is studying how new information technologies have impacted societies and the global community. In particular, he has focused his studies in tech policy and regulation, privacy, data governance and management, online content moderation and disinformation, and algorithmic decision-making. He is convinced that good policymaking and multilateral collaboration are essential for a future where technology works in favor of democratic values.
Juan Carlos is a Fulbright Grantee and a student fellow at the YLS Information Society Project.
Before coming to Yale, he worked as a lawyer at a boutique law firm specialized on personal data protection and ICTs law. There, he provided consulting services to large companies in the health, transportation, education, and data analytics sectors. Previously, Juan Carlos worked at a consulting firm, where he advised governments and multinational companies on international trade and foreign investment. He offered political analyses of Mexico’s NAFTA/USMCA talks with the U.S. and Canada and of other relevant trade conflicts. Simultaneously, he worked as an independent consultant on trade for a group of NGOs, advising them on their strategy to push their agenda in NAFTA’s renegotiation. He graduated with a B.A. in Law from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in 2016 with highest honors. His thesis about the impact of Big Data on the right to privacy was recognized as the best of its program by the Ex ITAM Research Award. At ITAM, he was editor-in-chief of the student journal “El Supuesto” and co-founder of the cultural magazine “El Obelisco”.