Maria Paz Canales

Maria Paz Canales

Head of Legal, Policy and Research at GPD
Joined on September 25, 2023
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María Paz Canales is a lawyer from the University of Chile and holds a Master’s in Law and Technology from the University of California, Berkeley. She was part of the team that founded Derechos Digitales, a Chilean based independent non-profit organization, working since 2005 for the protection and promotion of human rights in the digital environment in Latin America. Between 2017-2021 she was Derechos Digitales’ Executive Director and she is currently the Head of Legal, Policy and Research for Global Partners Digital a social purpose company working to enable a digital environment underpinned by human rights.

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UN Cybercrime Convention: Time Is Running Out to Address Draft’s Urgent Risks to Human Rights

In two weeks, final negotiations will begin on the UN's proposed Cybercrime Convention, a document which has elicited widespread concern from civil society, industry groups, and some states due to the serious risks it poses to human rights, including privacy and freedom of expression. Since 2022, GPD and other groups, including EFF, Human Rights Watch and Privacy International, have sought to alert stakeholders within the process to the need for substantial revisions... more

What Would a Human Rights-Based Approach to AI Governance Look Like?

Over the past year, discussions around artificial intelligence (AI) have saturated media and policy environments. Perspectives on it vary widely: from boosterist narratives, which posit the limitless potential of AI-powered technologies to help overcome social inequalities and accelerate industrial development, to apocalyptic framings, which suggest that a (speculative) 'artificial general intelligence' could make humans extinct. more