Course dates:

From 20 September 2021

Free enrolment without certificate

Lecturers and Experts

The MOOC is organised and managed by the Global Campus of Human Rights (GC), a unique network of more than a hundred universities around the world aiming to educate human rights defenders committed to upholding the universal values of human rights and democracy.

The course features relevant actors from a multitude of perspectives on the topic, ranging from legal experts on privacy and data protection for children and researchers studying technology’s effects on child development to policy experts and activists working for civil society organisations, thus enabling participants to benefit from rich and varied competences, experiences and knowledge. Confirmed contributors include:

  • Edward Snowden, President of the Freedom of the Press Foundation and Right Livelihood Laureate
  • Professor Joe Cannataci, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • Mary Jo Madda, Program Manager, Education + Diversity, Google
  • Emma Day, Human Rights Lawyer & Child Protection Consultant
  • Jacinta Gonzalez, Senior Campaign Organizer, Mijente
  • Professor Andrew McStay, Professor of Digital Life, Emotional AI Lab at Bangor University
  • Dr. Valerie Verdoodt, London School of Economics Department of Law Fellow specializing in children's data protection
  • Neha Gauchan, Program Officer of ChildSafeNet Nepal and APMA graduate & Swasti Karmacharya, Research Assistant at ChildSafeNet
  • Marianne Díaz Hernández, human rights activist and policy analyst for Derechos Digitales
  • Jen Persson, Director, DefendDigitalMe
  • Dr. Bertalan Meskó, Director, The Medical Futurist Institute
  • Dr. Nkatha Murungi, Assistant Director, The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria
  • Dr. Desara Dushi, Assistant Professor, Epoka University and ERMA graduate
  • Alessia Zucchetti, Research Coordinator, Ceibal Foundation
  • Miriam Amaro and Jonathan Corona, co-founders of Pixelarium
  • Sandra Cavalcante, Lawyer, Professor of Law and Researcher, University of São Paulo
  • Eduardo Tomasevicius Filho, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Law of the University of São Paulo
  • Duncan McCann, Senior Researcher, The New Economics Foundation
  • Stephane Chaudron, Researcher, European Commission Joint Research Centre



  • Wiebke Lamer, Programme Director of the GC European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA) and member of the GC Research Team
  • Meredith Veit, alumna of the GC European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA), writer, researcher, and storyteller
  • Laura Thomi, alumna of the GC European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (EMA), social worker on migration and integration