Dr Elizabeth Coombs is chair of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy’s Taskforce on ‘Privacy and Personality’. Dr Coombs is the immediate past Privacy Commissioner for the Australian State of New South Wales – a position she held for six years. She has had an extensive public service career, holding CEO positions in the Department of Fair Trading, Department of Juvenile Justice, and Department for Women. Her independent, statutory roles were Privacy Commissioner, Commissioner for Fair Trading, and Commissioner, Local Government Grants Commission. She was an advisory Board Member for Affinity, an Interfaith Cultural Foundation. She is now based at the University of Malta. Her doctorate involved cross disciplinary research in political economy, classical economics and industrial relations.
Civil and political rights
The current focus is upon human rights and gender by exploring the linkages between privacy and other human rights in the context of gender, and to consider how the infringements upon privacy according to gender, impact upon the development of the person and communities. A particular interest is children and youth and the role played by the right to privacy in their development. This project is part of the larger UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy's Thematic Taskforce of ‘Privacy and Personality’.
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This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.