Claudio Ruiz is a senior manager with over 15 years of experience on the human rights and technology sector working for international non-for-profits. Currently, is director of Ecosystem Strategy for Creative Commons, the global standard for open access sharing content for use and re-use.
Before joining Creative Commons, he was Executive Director at Derechos Digitales, one of the most recognizable human rights organization working on internet issues in Latin America, working on creating regional coalitions, producing strategic policy and legal documentation, interacting with public officers, as well as documenting and strategizing on campaigns all over the region.
He has been a public speaker on topics related to copyright, access to knowledge, open access, privacy, surveillance and other human rights-related topics. He has lead different advocacy and policy research-oriented projects including projects supported by Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Hewlett Foundation, the International Development Research Centre of Canada, among others. Those projects has been related to the protection and promotion of fundamental rights in the online environment, particularly freedom of expression, security and privacy, copyright and users rights, and access to knowledge.
Claudio has been a music critic in the past and co-hosted a radio show called Super45 for more than seven years sharing sweet indie music and doing interviews to musicians and producers twice a week at Radio Zero. In 2020, with a group of friends created an online non-for-profit old school independent radio. It’s called Super45.fm.
He lives in Santiago de Chile with his wife, two kids and their dog.