Digital Legal Lab

Ronan Fahy appointed to the Council of Europe’s expert committee on the Integrity of Online Information

Digital Legal Lab researcher Ronan Fahy from the University of Amsterdam has been appointed to the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts on the Integrity of Online Information (MSI-INF) as an independent expert. The committee will have its first meeting on 15 March.

The Council of Europe’s newly established expert committee is composed of 13 members—seven Member State representatives and six independent experts⁠. Its mandate is to provide guidance “on countering the spread of online mis- and disinformation through fact-checking and platform design solutions in a human rights compliant manner”.

Ronan Fahy has been appointed to the MSI-INF Committee as an independent expert. He is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam, and specialises in fundamental rights, in particular freedom of expression and privacy. It’s a privilege to be a member of the Committee, and I’m very much looking forward to contributing to the Committee’s important work,” he says.

The Committee will convene for the first time on 15 and 16 March to discuss its purpose and plans. View the agenda for the meeting here.