GPD welcomes Maria Paz Canales as new Head of Legal, Policy and Research.

30 Jan 2023

Global Partners Digital (GPD) is delighted to announce Maria Paz Canales will be joining the GPD team as our new Head of Legal, Policy and Research.

Previously, she co-founded and served as Executive Director at Derechos Digitales (DD), a leading Latin American digital rights organisation focused on the intersection of technology and human rights, with which GPD has partnered on various projects and advocacy efforts. She holds a Master’s Degree with specialisation in Law and Technology from the University of California, Berkeley and, before working at DD, practised as a lawyer, covering telecommunications regulation, competition, data protection and intellectual property. 

Commenting on the appointment, GPD’s Executive Director, Lea Kaspar, said: ‘We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Maria Paz to the GPD team. Her deep knowledge of the digital rights field and her expertise make her ideally placed  to help steer our growing organisation.”

Find out more about Maria Paz here.