Ana Brian Nougrères
Dr. Ana Brian Nougrères is a Professor of Law, Privacy and ICT at the University of Montevideo. She is based in Uruguay and is a practicing Attorney-at-law and Consultant on data protection. In July 2021, the Human Rights Council appointed her as the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy and she took up the mandate on 1 August 2021. She presented her first UN report “Privacy and personal data protection in Ibero-America: A step towards globalization?” A/HRC/49/55 at the Human Rights Council in March 2022. The report examined how the Ibero-American data protection system could provide a model for a way of working collaboratively towards principles of privacy and personal data protection are respected, leading to the implementation of standards where integration and harmonization can be achieved based on ethical principles that guarantee respect for human diversity. In October 2022, the Special Rapporteur presented her first report to the General Assembly “Privacy and data protection: Increasingly precious asset in digital era” (A/77/196). The report interprets the various international normative documents and analyses 10 principles (legality, consent, transparency; purpose; loyalty; proportionality; minimisation; quality; responsibility and security), to guide states and encourage them to continue to strike a balance between the different conflicting interests in the processing of personal data and the right to privacy in the global and digital era. The official country visit to Lithuania from 12-16 December 2022 is the Special Rapporteur’s first country visit since taking up the mandate.