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IHRB Welcomes Susan Morgan as Research Fellow

16 March 2016.

IHRB is delighted to welcome Susan Morgan as an Research Fellow focusing on the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. 

Susan has twenty years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. For the last fifteen years she has worked with or in the technology sector. Now a London based freelance consultant, she was the first Executive Director of the Global Network Initiative, a multi-stakeholder initiative focused on the responsibilities of technology companies to protect the free expression and privacy rights of their users when receiving government requests around the world. Susan worked previously with BT including six years focused on corporate responsibility, leading on strategy, policy and public reporting.  

Susan will be helping IHRB develop a new project on Big Data and Privacy. This includes the launch of a new multi-stakeholder Leadership Platform of business leaders, technologists, civil society, academia and experts on Big Data, to play an important role in shaping debates and raising awareness about human rights responsibilities linked to Big Data.

Susan said,

"Big data promises huge potential opportunities, but there are challenges too, particularly in relation to privacy. I'm delighted to work with IHRB to assist in charting a practical way forward to help benefits be realised and rights protected."

IHRB's Executive Director John Morrison said:

“We are thrilled Susan has joined IHRB’s ICT team. Susan’s experience in the ICT sector and at the helm of the Global Network Initiative will provide valuable expertise and direction as IHRB begins working on such an exciting topic as Big Data.”

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