Maria Paz Canales

Maria Paz Canales oversees and leads Global Partners Digital’s Legal, Policy and Research (LPR) Function, which provides legal, policy and research expertise and support to GPD across its programmes and projects.

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. 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.

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