A statement from Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner:
This year marks 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was signed. It exists to create equal dignity and worth for every person.
Today is International Human Rights Day and I want to take the opportunity to show my support for the Standup4humanrights campaign. The campaign was set up to raise awareness of the continued importance and relevance of the principles in the UDHR.
We all have a part to play in upholding human rights, both as individuals and in the workplace. As the Information Commissioner, I ensure that my office is upholding people’s right to privacy, particularly as the boundaries of privacy are changing and evolving in this digital age. And because my office upholds the right of access to information as enshrined in the declaration.
Human rights, including the right to privacy and right of access to information, are universal and I am committed to supporting global coherence in data protection and access to information.
Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner.