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Dr. Matthew Daniels to discuss data privacy and human rights at UN conference

On Tuesday, July 19th, Dr. Matthew Daniels will be speaking on behalf of IWP at a United Nations conference on data privacy. Dr. Daniels will be arguing that the over-collection and over-retention of citizens’ personal data by the private sector is both a violation of one’s privacy and a threat to national security. He will also discuss ways to incentivize voluntary corporate reform. He will be joined by some of the leading privacy and data protection experts in the world.

The event seeks to raise awareness that privacy is a fundamental human right outlined in the United States Constitution and the U.N.’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The conference is being co-organized with the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur for Privacy (SRP) and aims to achieve a better understanding of privacy.

Dr. Daniels is an adjunct professor at IWP and the founder of IWP’s Center for Human Rights and International Affairs. He is also the founder Good of All, an organization which seeks to educate the public about human rights in the digital age and promote the freedoms outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. He has a Juris Doctorate and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Pennsylvania.