Raegan MacDonald

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Raegan MacDonald
European policy manager

Originally from Canada, Raegan is based in Brussels, Belgium where she leads Access Now's EU office and specialises in net neutrality, privacy and data protection. Raegan is a member of the Steering Group for Code Red, a global initiative to provide advice and resources to assist people who are committed to the goal of protecting rights and freedoms. She is also an Advisory Board member of the Brussels Privacy Hub, an academic research institute focused on privacy and data protection. Since March 2014, Raegan is a Privacy by Design Ambassador, an award from the Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada.

Prior to joining Access, Raegan worked with European Digital Rights (EDRi), an association of 34 privacy and civil rights groups across Europe. Prior to that, Raegan worked in education, assisting students with disabilities achieve their academic goals, and as a primary school teacher in Hong Kong, before devoting herself to human rights advocacy. Raegan is a graduate of the University of Vienna (Austria) and the University of Leipzig (Germany) where she received her Masters in Global Studies.

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