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Protecting online sexual privacy of young people in Iceland
Dr. María Rún Bjarnadóttir is the Director for Internet Safety at the Icelandic National Commissioner for Police and the Vice Chair of the Icelandic Media Commission. María has advised NGO’s, governments, and public entities on issues of online abuse, gender-based violence, gender equality, freedom of expression and privacy. Her research underpins the 2021 criminal and policy reforms in Iceland, aimed at protecting sexual privacy online. Prior to her current position, María made her career in the Icelandic Government Offices, where she held posts as Senior Legal Adviser in the fields of human rights, data protection and telecommunications. She holds a B.A. and mag.jur. in law from University of Iceland, and a PhD in law from University of Sussex.