Hagar Elshabrawy

Programme Officer, Africa Digital Rights Hub

Hagar is an accomplished legal professional with a rich background at the intersection of law, technology, and human rights. In her current role as a Programme Officer at the African Digital Rights Hub (ADRH), Hagar has emerged as a leading expert in the legal landscape of AI and emerging technologies, contributing significantly to the African and European Union contexts.

Hagar holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Human Rights Law from the prestigious University of Essex, where she distinguished herself as a Chevening scholar for the academic year 2022/2023. This advanced degree equipped her with a profound understanding of the impact of AI and emerging technologies, particularly on international borders. Her academic focus delved into the implications for the right to privacy of asylum seekers endangered by AI on the borders—an area of critical importance that demands attention and strategic legal solutions.

Embarking on her journey in digital rights, specifically data protection, in 2020, Hagar has consistently demonstrated a commitment to staying at the forefront of legal developments in this rapidly evolving field. As a qualified Lawyer in Egypt, she brings a solid legal foundation that enriches her understanding and application of international legal principles.

Hagar's proactive approach and dedication to advancing digital rights make her a dynamic professional in the ever-evolving landscape of technology law. With her blend of academic excellence and practical experience, Hagar continues to make valuable contributions to the field, shaping the discourse around AI, emerging technologies, and human rights.


10:30 - 11:30 AM

Day - 2 14th Dec

Part 1 - Panel Discussion on "Data Protection Implementation In The Delivery of ID Systems In Africa"