Rubén José Fernández Vela

Researcher

Published

August 03, 2021

CORE BELIEFS

“innovative policies and regulation to embrace the future of the society are necessary for a resilient humanity”

ABOUT – Rubén is a Tokyo-based, bi-lingual (Spanish & English) lawyer, registered in Spain (Malaga BAR Association) with more than 11 years of experience (7 years running his legal practice) both as a business lawyer and a legal consultant in the field of digital regulations and policies, new technologies law, privacy and data protection, regulation on electronic commerce, as well as the Digital EU strategy. He is a certified Data Protection Officer (DPO). He leverages his knowledge in the fields of digital transformation, legal tech, legal design, ethics of AI by design, sustainability and United Nations SDGs.

CURRENTLY
– Senior Researcher at SAMCARA, Keio Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University.
– Senior Advisor at SAN-Q (City science, sustainability and SDGs, digital regulation and policies & global data protection).

CURRENT PROJECTS
– Science of the cities project.
– The future of societies project.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
City sciences, Digital regulations and policies privacy, and data-protection and privacy.