Emiliano Falcon-Morano is the Policy Counsel for the Technology for Liberty Program at the ACLU of Massachusetts.
Emiliano was born and raised in Argentina, where he earned his first law degree at the University of Buenos Aires and a Master in Administrative Law at Austral University. Emiliano also studied abroad at Tulane University, in New Orleans and at Sciences Po in Paris, France. In the United States, Emiliano earned a Master in Laws (L.L.M.) from the New York University School of Law–where he was awarded the Vanderbilt Medal–and is admitted to the New York bar.
Before joining the ACLU of Massachusetts, Emiliano worked in the private and public sectors. In addition to working at various law firms, he was the Secretary General of the FCC equivalent in Argentina and interned in the New York Legal Assistance Group (“NYLAG”), working on the LGBTQ+ project.
At the ACLU of Massachusetts, Emiliano creates legal and policy solutions to issues that arise from private and government use of new technologies such as biometric technologies. His expertise includes issues surrounding data privacy, artificial intelligence, and government surveillance. Emiliano believes in equality, free speech, open internet, respect for privacy, and universal access to services.
Furthermore, Emiliano thinks that the future lies in the promotion of diversity, inclusion, and opportunities for minorities of all types and creeds. He is particularly concerned with the design of new technologies and the potential transmission of historical discrimination and bias against traditionally oppressed groups of people, such as people of color, women, and sexual, religious, and ethnic minorities. This is especially risky when dealing with artificial intelligence and algorithms because of their high propensity to reproduce and perpetuate the already unequal system.
Emiliano has been featured in Spanish-speaking media (Telemundo, Univision, and CÑN) discussing technology and privacy news.