Juan Agustín Otero is a Master in Public Policy (MPP) candidate at Yale, where he plans to focus on the intersection between data processing architectures and global policy. Before Yale, he served for two years as a leading privacy advisor to the Director of Argentina’s National Data Protection Authority, overseeing complex technological initiatives implemented by the government while actively contributing to the enforcement of data protection laws in the private sector. During this time, he was engaged in diplomatic negotiations and international forums, such as the Council of Europe, Global Privacy Assembly and Mercosur. After a brief experience at a top-tier legal firm as a privacy legal counsel, Juan transitioned to a senior data privacy role at Mercado Libre, a leading e-commerce and mobile payments global platform with over 140,000,000 users. Over the course of two years, he developed, audited and improved the company’s privacy policies and practices across Latin America, the United States and China. Juan also successfully led a data privacy analytics initiative to maintain reliable data protection metrics.
Previously, Juan held teaching and research positions at different institutions, including the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights and Universidad de San Andrés. He holds LLB and LLM degrees from Universidad de San Andrés, having graduated with the highest honors. He is native in Spanish and fluent in English and French. Juan is certified as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).