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Fanny Hidvegi

Fanny Hidvegi
Position

Policy Manager

Company

Access Now

Description

Fanny Hidvegi (@infofannny, fanny@accessnow.org) is Access Now’s European Policy Manager and Legal Counsel based in Brussels. In this capacity Fanny develops the European policy strategy and manages the activities of the EU office. Fanny got appointed to the European Commission’s high level expert group on Artificial Intelligence, she is on the advisory committee to the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, and she serves on the board of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU). Previously, Fanny was International Privacy Fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C. where she focused on E.U.-U.S. data transfers. For three years Fanny led the Freedom of Information and Data Protection Program of the HCLU where she engaged in strategic litigation with journalists and other NGOs, participated in the fight against the national data retention law in Hungary, and promoted privacy enhancing technologies. There, she gained experience on how to operate as a human rights advocate in a restrictive environment. Fanny also worked as a consumer protection lawyer both in the public and the private sector. She has a law degree from Eötvös Loránd University Budapest and she spent one academic year at the University of Florence.