Welcome, I am Mark W. Datysgeld, a master in International Relations from Brazil focused on the thematics of Internet Governance and the impacts of technology on public and private policymaking. I coded this website in order to aggregate all of my key publications in an open, structured, and accessible archive, cataloguing them using metadata schemas in the hopes that this will make them easier to discover and preserve.

Short articles

  • 2018 [EN-US] [PT-BR] Facebook tries to reinvent itself: keeping users in conflict became less lucrative
  • 2017 [EN-US] [PT-BR] Nothing is free: what is the real price of your data on Facebook?
  • 2017 [EN-US] [PT-BR] The many pieces of the multistakeholder puzzle IEEE
  • 2017 [EN-US] [PT-BR] The Internet's private governance collides with virtual extremism
  • 2017 [EN-US] [PT-BR] Threats to domain names: typosquatting, doppelganger domains and IDN phishing
  • 2017 [EN-US] [PT-BR] What makes the virtual attack WannaCry so relevant?
  • 2016 [EN-US] [PT-BR] Google will enter Cuba, but Internet connectivity will not be improved Print
  • 2016 [EN-US] [PT-BR] Brief analysis of Brazil's participation in ICANN
  • 2016 [EN-US] [PT-BR] US 2016 election proves the growing political importance of WikiLeaks
  • 2016 [EN-US] [PT-BR] How to protect States from espionage: the Brazilian response
  • 2015 [EN-US] [PT-BR] Internal vs. External: How China created it's own definition of Internet
  • 2015 [EN-US] [PT-BR] Are 3D printed guns a threat to global security? Rev. 2018
  • 2015 [EN-US] [PT-BR] Issues and disputes relevant to the new gTLD .music
  • 2015 [EN-US] [PT-BR] Drones and society: between progress and uncertainty Rev. 2018

Long articles

  • 2017 [PT-BR] The role of Internet Governance within Global Governance: An ICANN case study Master's
  • 2016 [PT-BR] The diplomatic and economic clients of US digital espionage: an analysis of actions against the UN Security Council and Petrobras Journal
  • 2014 [PT-BR] From Developmentalism to Sustainable Development: The Role of Brazil as a Stakeholder in the Environmental Agenda Between RIO 92 and RIO+20 Monograph

Audio publications

Video publications

[Audio: EN] IGF 2016 WS #225: Hands-on youth-driven Internet initiatives


[Audio: EN] IGF 2017 WS #90: Achieving the 2030 sustainable development agenda in a digital future: Where do youth stand?


[Audio: EN] IGF 2017 WS #169: How to leverage BRICS digital advantages and leave behind our shortcomings?

Masters in International Relations specialized in Internet Governance, Mark W. Datysgeld from Brazil and Ilona Stadnik from Russia, share experiences regarding cyber crime and security within their countries, comparing pressing issues and discussing ways of, for example, better utilizing the potential of the computer experts that turn to a life of crime instead of generating positive outputs for these growing economies.

[Audio: EN] ICANN 61 – Cross-Community Session: Open Data & Information Transparency at ICANN: Developing Avenues Forward


[Audio: PT-BR, Subtitles: EN] Dispelling the Darkness: The Reflexes of Indian Culture in Brazil



  • Career
  • 2017-now Working as Internet Governance and Policies Consultant
  • 2016-now Founder and coordinator of the Governance Primer course, carried out in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay
  • 2017 Master's degree in International Relations
  • 2017 Student at the Brazil School of Internet Governance
  • 2017 Student at the South School of Internet Governance
  • 2016-2017 Founding member and DJ of Bloco Bollywood
  • 2015 Founding member of the research group Núcleo de Estudos e Análises Internacionais (NEAI)
  • 2014 BA in International Relations
  • 2013 Scientific Initiation in International Relations
  • 2012-2014 Intern in the Sustainable Development area
  • 2012-2014 Producer of the documentary "Dispelling the Darkness: The Reflexes of Indian Culture in Brazil"
  • 2007 Editor of the English translation of Wonder Project J2: Koruro no Mori no Josette
  • 2005 Granted Administrator (sysop) status at the English version of Wikipedia
  • ICANN – Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
  • 2017-now Attending as consultant to the Business Constuency
  • 2018 Speaker of the main stage session: "Open Data & Information Transparency at ICANN: Developing Avenues Forward"
  • 2016-2017 Support for ICANN during the Brazilian events ABRINT, RioInfo, and Futurecom
  • 2017 ICANN Fellow Coach (60th meeting)
  • 2016-2017 ICANN Fellow (55th and 58th meetings)
  • 2016 ICANN Next Generation Ambassador (56th meeting)
  • 2015 ICANN Next Generation (53rd meeting)
  • IGF – United Nation's Internet Governance Forum
  • 2017 Panelist of WS90: "Achieving the 2030 sustainable development agenda in a digital future: Where do youth stand?" [1]
  • 2017 Rapporteur of WS161: "Explaining Internet governance to friends & family 101: How to improve our communication? [1]
  • 2017 Assistant on OF53: "Harnessing Digital Economy Opportunities by Supporting SMEs in Information Technology Adoption” [1]
  • 2017 Paper presented at the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet): "Understanding the role of States in Global Internet Governance: ICANN and the question of legitimacy" [1]
  • 2016 Organizer of WS225: "Hands-on youth-driven Internet initiatives" [1]
  • 2015 Local Staff on the video streaming team
  • Software skillset
  • Research: Atlas.ti
  • Design: Photoshop, Premiere, Scrivener
  • Audio: Cubase, iZotope RX
  • Coding: HTML5, jQuery, Python


This is a contact form that actually works and that is linked to an e-mail account I consistently check, so be at ease about using it. It is a pleasure to be in contact with anybody who finds my work relevant, be it enthusiasts, fellow researchers or potential contractors. Feel free to send me comments, questions or enquiries. Will answer submissions in English, Português and Español.