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ix. United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
 
A Special Rapporteur is an independent expert appointed by the Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a country situation or a specific human rights theme. In July 2015, the Human Rights Council appointed Prof. Joseph Cannataci of Malta as the first-ever Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy. The appointment is for three years.

Some fairly recent ICT-policy and privacy related project events:


A. Model Law on smart surveillance

The SMART On-line Privacy conference in March 2014 included the first stage of a stakeholder debate on the model law on smart surveillance being developed by the SMART project. It is expected that the current and successive drafts will continue to be discussed by stakeholders in various rounds of consultation before being incorporated into a Policy Brief to be presented to both the European Commission and the European Parliament some time in 2016-2017.


B. Privacy-friendly, data-protection compliant tool-kit including model law on surveillance 

The latest Policy Workshop in the RESPECT project held in Barcelona on 17-18 Sep 2014 on the theme of “Technology and Crime: Privacy and Policy in the era of Big Data” was followed by a final conference in April (20-22) 2015. The latter also included the next stage of a stakeholder debate on the model law on surveillance being developed by the RESPECT project also as part of follow-up to the SMART project. It is expected that the current and successive drafts will continue to be discussed by stakeholders in various rounds of consultation before being incorporated into a Policy Brief to be presented to both the European Commission and the European Parliament some time in 2016-7.

C. DEMOSEC

The recent joint event in the RESPECT project inter alia discussing a first draft of a policy brief on some of the findings and recommendations arising from the RESPECT and allied SURVEILLE and IRISS projects was held in Brussels on 29-30 October 2014. 

DEMOSEC Cluster 

DEMOSEC is the acronym for the platform DEMOcracy and SECurity. The three research projects–IRISS, RESPECT and SURVEILLE–funded under the European Commissions’ 7th Framework programme addressing the complex interplay between security, democracy, privacy, law and technology are cooperating on this platform.

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