Cristos Velasco

Cristos Velasco

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Biography

Cristos Velasco is a Mexican attorney with practical experience in the fields of international trade, telecommunications and technology law. He was the co-founder of a Graduate Diploma Course on Legal Aspects of Information Technologies at Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) in 2002 where he has lectured in the areas of Internet regulation, e-commerce, privacy, data protection and cybercrime law and policy.
One of his specializations is in the field of privacy and data protection law. He has written extensively in the field since 2000, and has presented in national and international workshops and seminars and related international organizations working in the field. He maintains a blog "Data Protection and Privacy in Mexico and at the International Level" http://www.protecciondedatos.org.mx, informing, publishing and commenting on relevant news, policies and law initiatives in the areas of privacy, data protection, cross-border data flows, data retention and cybercrime occurring in Mexico, Latin America and Europe.
He is the author of "Mexico's Cyberlaw Monograph" of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws, published by Kluwer Law International, the last edition of which was published in April 2010.
He has been an active member of ISOC, Mexico Chapter since 2001. He has been involved in the academic and non-profit sector for a number of years. He is the founder and the current General Director of the North American Consumer Project on Electronic Commerce
NACPEC since 2003. He is the Director and Coordinator of Ciberdelincuencia.Org, an initiative initially supported by the Internet Society and NACPEC launched in September 2008, the purpose of which is to facilitate and promote the exchange of information and best practices in the field of cybercrime and security among legal and policy experts in Latin-America.
He obtained an LL.M in International Trade Law from the University of Arizona in Tucson in 2001. He holds specializations in Business Law from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM), and in International Trade Law from Universidad Panamericana (UP) in Mexico City, and obtained a Bachelor of Laws (JD) from Universidad Del Valle de México in 1998. He obtained the European Certificate on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence (ECCE) in May 2009. He is currently working on his PhD thesis at Universidad Carlos III (UC3M) in Madrid.
His mother language is Spanish and he is fluent in English and German.

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