Technology and Human Rights Fellow
Rachel Hulvey is a Political Science Ph.D. candidate at The University of Pennsylvania researching the global governance of digital technologies. Her work intersects with the disciplines of international law, technology, and human rights by examining the role of global information technology firms, such as Facebook and Google, in the implementation of public policies. Governments involve firms in policy implementation due to technical expertise and control over a large swath of global data, but what are the implications of involving private actors for existing freedoms? During her time at the Carr Center as a Technology and Human Rights Fellow, she is examining the Right to be Forgotten in the European Union and the European Court of Justice’s decision to allow Google to handle submissions for the 'right of erasure' and determine the provision of an emerging and experimental privacy right as individuals apply for protection. She examines how the provision of authority to Google influences existing rights to due process when a firm rather than public body adjudicates. Rachel draws upon background working with Facebook in digital advertising and pursuing her M.A. in public policy at Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs.