UN-Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy: Joe Cannataci

The UN Homan Rights Council has appointed its first Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy: The successful candidate is Joe Cannataci.  The rapporteuer’s tasks include

-„to identify possible obstacles to the promotion and protection of the right to privacy, to identify, exchange and promote principles and best practices at the national, regional and international levels, and to submit proposals and recommendations to the Human Rights Council in that regard, including with a view to particular challenges arising in the digital age;

-to report on alleged violations, wherever they may occur, of the right to privacy“

The Special rapporteur is appointed for a period of three years.

IRI congratulates Joe Cannataci most warmly and is more then proud about his election as we have been closely working together with Joe in European research projects such as SMART, CONSENT, RESPECT, MAPPING and EVIDENCE for many years.

Joe got notice of his appointment right after having left Hannover/IRI from an evidence-meeting today.


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