The Human Rights Council of the United Nations has nominated Joseph Cannataci, a Maltese human rights and data privacy scholar, as special rapporteur on the right to privacy. This three year mandate was established by the Human Rights Council in a resolution last March. Cannataci will now be concerned with tasks such as raising awareness, reporting on breaches of data privacy or presenting annual reports to the General Assembly. The scope of his tasks also includes the private sector.

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