A Personal Journal to Advocacy: Baroness Beeban Kidron

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    On Wednesday 19th May the Cambridge Pro Bono Project hosted Baroness Beeban Kidron.

    Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE is a Crossbench Peer in the UK House of Lords and Chair of 5Rights Foundation. For 30 years, Baroness Kidron worked as a film director, making TV and film dramas and documentaries in the UK and Hollywood. She is best known for directing an adaption of the novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

    Baroness Kidron was appointed to the House of Lords, where she takes a particular interest in all things digital. She introduced a ground-Breaking piece of data protection legislation, ‘the Age Appropriate Design Code’, which gives under 18’s a high bar of data protection.

    Kidron is the Founder and Chair of 5Rights Foundation, whose mission is to build the digital world children and young people deserve. Most recently, 5Rights supported the UNCRC in drafting General Comment No. 35 on the relevance of children’s right to the digital world. This is anticipated to have global significance on the expectation and duties of States and businesses to children.

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