Paola Gálvez-Callirgos

Paola Gálvez-Callirgos

Peru, Lima
Tutor at Internet Society, Adjunct Professor at Universidad de Lima, Strategic Adviser of Digital Regulation at Presidency of the Council of Ministers of Peru
Profession: Lawyer, Adviser / Consultant
Industry: Public Policy, Hi-Tech, Data Ethics, Data Privacy, Cybersecurity, Digital Economy, ICT


Paola is a tech policy expert and qualified lawyer with vast experience advising gov entities and major tech companies. She is currently a strategic adviser on digital regulation at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. Paola is an adjunct professor at the University of Lima and tutor of Internet Governance at Internet Society. Firmly committed to bridge the gender gap in STEM, she is a board member of the Internet Society Youth Observatory, Open Internet Leader '21 and UN IGF Youth Ambassador.


English, Spanish, French


Legal TechnologyAdvocacyTech policyE-CommerceDigital regulationCybersecurity


Internet Society

Tutor at Internet Society

October 2021 - Present • Lima, Perú

Provide online trainings to policymakers in Latin America about Internet Governance.

U.S. Department of State

Fellow to International Visitor Leadership Program at U.S. Department of State

1 mth • July 2021 - August 2021 • Lima, Perú

Nominated by the USA Embassy in Peru and selected by the U.S. Department of State to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) arranged by the Meridian International Center with the theme ‘Opportunities and Risks of 5G Networks’ where I was able to interact with key stakeholders from the U.S. government, private sector and academia and to understand their roles in promoting policies that protect 5G telecommunications networks. Likewise, we discussed the importance of building and maintaining secure 5G telecommunications infrastructure and how this can contribute to development goals, such as education, employment, and environmental sustainability.


Universidad de Lima

In 2010, I entered the Faculty of Law. From the very start I was interested in navigating the intersection of tech and law as the focus of my studies. In 2013, I became an intern at Microsoft and even though we didn't have courses of tech law, I enjoyed taking consumer protection, data privacy and negotiation. I finished university in 2015 in the sixth position of my class and obtained my law degree with a qualification of summa cum laude.

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