Juliana da Cunha Mota

DPhil Law

Other affiliations

Bonavero Institute - Monroe E Price Moot Court Competition Oxford Internet Institute


Juliana is a DPhil in Law candidate researching data protection and privacy rights in the age of surveillance capitalism, under the supervision of Professor Jeremias Adams-Prassl and Professor Rebecca Williams. She aims at understanding whether the current frameworks of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice are still adequate to protect rights in light of the new economic imperative of data aggregation. 

She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge (2018) and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of São Paulo (2016).

At Oxford, Juliana acts as the co-convener of the Future of Technology and Society Discussion Group and as teaching assistant of the subject Internet Technologies and Regulations, at the Oxford Internet Institute. She was also the coach of the team that represented the university at the 2022 edition of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition and helped organize the 2023 edition of the same moot. She is also involved with the Nelson Mandela World Moot, being a judge for the preliminary and advanced rounds since 2020.

On a professional level, Juliana acted as a law clerk for criminal judges in São Paulo, Brazil. She also researched m’health, encryption, and data protection at Privacidade Brazil, a think tank affiliated with Internet Lab, founded by Ford Foundation.

After being admitted to the Brazilian Bar in 2016, she acted as a solicitor in the privacy/data protection practice of Dias Carneiro Advogados, a Brazilian law firm that partially funded her research. 

She is a great mooting enthusiast, having participated in several competitions. She was the winner of the 2015 Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court and the receiver of the Peter Coenen Scholarship to attend the 2016 edition of the Lucern Academy for Human Rights Implementation.

Juliana research interests include privacy, data protection, AI, content moderation, freedom of expression, and human rights in general.  

Research Interests

Privacy, data protection, freedom of expression, AI, content moderation, human rights.