Joe Cannataci

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy

Head of the Department of Information Policy & Governance at the Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta. Also Full Professor, holding the Chair of European Information Policy & Technology Law  within the Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands and additionally an Adjunct Professor at the Security Research Institute & School of Computer and Security Science, Edith Cowan University Australia

Vice-Chairman/Chairman of Council of Europe’s (CoE) Commmittee of Experts on Data Protection 1992-1998, Working Parties on: Data Protection and New technologies (1995-2000);  Data Protection & Insurance (1994-1998); CoE Rapporteur on Data Protection and Police (1993; 2010; 2012); CoE Expert Consultant on Data Protection and Cybercrime (2012-2014); UNESCO Expert Consultant on Privacy & Transparency on the Internet (2015);  Scientific Co-ordinator of multiple EU FP7 & H2020 research projects focussing on privacy. Decorated by the Republic of France as Officier de l’Ordre de Palmes Academiques (2002).

His latest book The Individual and Privacy was published by Ashgate in March 2015. In 2015, he was appointed as United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy.