April 6, 2010 | By Gwen Hinze

EFF Hires New International Rights Director

EFF is pleased to announce the hire of our newest staff member - International Rights Director Katitza Rodriguez. Katitza will be working on international privacy issues, an area in which she is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts, with special emphasis on law enforcement, government surveillance, and cross-border data flows. Katitza will also be focusing on cybersecurity issues at the intersection of privacy, freedom of expression, and copyright enforcement.

Before joining EFF, Katitza was Director of the international privacy program at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington D.C., where amongst other things, she served as the Research Director of The Privacy and Human Rights Report, an international survey of privacy law and developments in 78 countries. Katitza is well known to many in global civil society and in international policy venues for her work at the U.N. Internet Governance Forum and her pivotal role in the creation and ongoing success of the Civil Society Information Society Advisory Council at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, for which Katitza served as the civil society liaison from 2008 to March 2010.

Katitza joins Gwen Hinze, EFF International Director, and Eddan Katz, EFF International Affairs Director, in EFF’s International Team. The Internet is global, and so are threats to individuals’ digital rights and freedoms. That’s why EFF created an international program in 2004. With the welcome addition of Katitza, we’re looking forward to strengthening our capacity to engage in policy analysis and international advocacy on the growing range of issues involving privacy, trans-border data flows, and cybersecurity.

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