UN Appoints Special Rapporteur on Right to Privacy

The President of the UN Human Rights Council has selected Mr. Joseph Cannataci to serve as the first UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy. Cannataci is chair of European Information Policy and Technology Law at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands. He has served as an expert for panels on privacy, data protection, the Internet and cyber crime for the Council of Europe, the¬†European Commission, and UNESCO. EPIC President Marc Rotenberg, a candidate for the post, expressed support for the selection. “The Human Rights Council has made a good decision. Mr. Cannataci is well qualified for this position. We look forward to working with him on this critical mandate.”


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