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Claudio Lucena is a Professor and former Dean of the Law Faculty at Paraíba State University, UEPB, in Brazil, currently based in Portugal for a research period. LLM in International and European Law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and also Bachelor in Computer Sciences, he has been researching and working with technology-related legal issues for over 10 years, during which he has served as a consultant and an advisor for sate governments and agencies, security and police institutions, courts of justice, Brazilian National Council of Justice and Parliament, as well as companies in the private sector, the United Nations Development Programme and the Ecowas International Court, and the European Consumer Centre.

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Cláudio Lucena

He is a Lecturer on Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law in the Department of Private Law. Mr. Lucena is an attorney-at-law registered in Brazil; his work as a lawyer has an emphasis on Information and Communication Technology Law and Intellectual Property litigation. He has a Computer Sciences degree from the Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG) in Brazil, and a Business Law Specialist Degree from the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE).

Mr. Lucena is a member of his Faculties’ Fundamental Rights, Information and Communication Technologies research group, and coordinates lines of study which develop works in areas like lawsuit automation systems and the impact of ICTs over Law. In the last years, papers, studies and articles produced by him and his group have been published and presented all around the world. He has conducted round table discussions during the European Conference on E-Government Conference (ECEG 2011), South Africa Lex Informatica, Latin American Conferences on ICT Law, and his articles and essays have been published in prominent specialized websites like Consultor Jurídico and elDial, magazines like Consulex, and Journals like IRIS and LEFIS. He is currently a member of the group of scholars in charge of proposing reforms to the Brazilian Civil Procedure Code, regarding lawsuit automation dispositions.

He is currently a member of the Higher Council of Paraiba State University, of the University’s Plagiarism Control Committee and of the Brazilian Institute of Electronic Law (IBDE). Mr. Lucena has also served as external consultant for the European Consumer Centre during the elaboration of the E-Commerce Report (2002, Stockholm, Sweden), as member of the Brazilian Lawyers’ Association’s Information Technology Committee, and as a legal consultant for Paraiba State Government.