European Policy Manager, Access Now
Fanny Hidvegi (@infofannny) is Access Now’s Europe Policy Manager based in Brussels. She develops Access Now's European policy strategy and manages the EU office. Ms Hidvegi got appointed to the European Commission's High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, she serves on the board of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (HCLU), and she is a Marshall Memorial Fellow (2019-20). Previously, Ms Hidvegi was International Privacy Fellow at the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, DC where she focused on EU-US data transfers. For three years Ms Hidvegi 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. Ms Hidvegi has also worked as a consumer protection lawyer both in the public and the private sector.
Ms Hidvegi has a law degree from Eötvös Loránd University Budapest and she spent one academic year at the University of Florence.