Daniela Schnidrig

As Head of National Engagement and Advocacy, Daniela leads GPD’s national engagement and advocacy portfolio across GPD’s policy areas (Trust and Security, Online Content and Emerging Tech) with the aim of shaping national policymaking processes so that they are more open, inclusive and transparent, and lead to policy outcomes that are human rights respecting. 

She oversees all stages of national engagement within projects, including research and scoping, development and delivery of advocacy strategies, training and capacity building of civil society partners and other stakeholders, development of policy positions, and relationship building and management. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise. 

Daniela has over 8 years of experience engaging in the digital policy field. Before joining GPD, she was a researcher and project manager at CELE, a leading academic centre on digital rights in Argentina and Latin America. There she conducted research and coordinated capacity building projects related to internet policy and human rights, such as freedom of expression and privacy. She has also conducted various research activities on women’s reproductive rights.

Daniela holds a law degree from Torcuato di Tella University in Buenos Aires, where she was senior editor for the University’s law journal and studied as an exchange student in the University of Paris X. She was an advisor in Argentina’s Bicameral Commission for the Reform, Update and Unification of the Civil and Commercial Codes of the Nation for the National Congress and an intern at Human Rights Watch. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

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