The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has passed a resolution establishing the mandate of a Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy. Special rapporteurs are independent experts appointed by the Human Rights Council who are mandated to report on human rights. The resolution will bring the right to privacy firmly within the UN human rights agenda. The rapporteur’s tasks will include raising awareness, reporting on violations of privacy and submitting annual reports to the General Assembly. Each mandate shall last for three years. The first nomination of a rapporteur is expected this summer.

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