Bulletin Special Series: Through the Lens - Episode #6 - Right to Privacy in the Digital Age

Pau Palop-Garcia
Digital privacy

This is a Bulletin special series: Through the Lens, a podcast series analysing global issues through the lens of the United Nations.

Join us as we explore the United Nations, its mission and its future. In each episode we will pick apart a resolution passed by the 75th General Assembly and find out what is going on in our world, how the pre-eminent international body is seeking to address mounting conflicts and dilemmas and what challenges remain.

About this episode

Privacy is recognized as a human right since 1948, with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, but it was not until 2013 when the discussion of privacy started in the United Nations. What triggered the sudden interest of the states in this matter? Has COVID-19 affected the protection of privacy? Most importantly, why should we care if our privacy is being respected or not if we are, after all, law-abiding citizens with nothing to hide? In the first episode of the podcast "Through the Lens", Charlotte Bock and Adriana Pineda will dive into this issue, discussing the matter of privacy from the perspective of the United Nations. With insights from Prof. Hasnain Bokhari, an expert in e-Government and data protection, Charlotte and Adriana discuss what can be done to protect health data, and to what extent the United Nations can protect privacy as a human right.

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About the special series

This podcast special series is a result of the class "Analyzing Global Issues through the Lens of the United Nations: A Podcast" held by Dr. Pau Palop-Garcia at the Brandt School.

Dr. Palop-Garcia is a Research Fellow at the Brandt School since 2021. You can find more about him here.

About the authors

This episode was written and produced by Brandt School students Charlotte Bock and Adriana Pineda.


~ The views represented in this blog post do not necessarily represent those of the Brandt School. ~