Joseph Cannataci

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Alma materUniversity of Malta, University of Oslo

Employment.png UN Special Rapporteur on Privacy

In office
July 2015 - Present

Joseph A. Cannataci described the UK universal surveillance legislation as "worse than scary".[1]


Cannataci trained as a UK Chartered Information Technology Professional and became a Fellow of the British Computer Society.[2]


Joseph Cannataci was appointed the Head of the Department of Information Policy & Governance at the Faculty of Media & Knowledge Sciences of the University of Malta. He also holds the Chair of European Information Policy & Technology Law within the Faculty of Law at the University of Groningen where he co-founded the STeP Research Group.


In 2015, Cannataci, who does not use Facebook or Twitter, referred to the nominal oversight of UK digital mass surveillance as "a rather bad joke at its citizens' expense".[3]