Ann Väljataga joined NATO CCD COE in December 2016 as an international law researcher. During the first year of working at the CCD COE, her primary area of expertise was the comparative analysis of national cyber security strategies. Ever since the array has expanded to include domain-specific issues of cyber law, election security and human rights in cyberspace.
Her prior professional experience has predominantly focused on human rights in the digital sphere. In addition to that, she has conducted research on various legal issues regarding migration and equal treatment for UNHCR and Estonian Human Rights Centre and served as a legal counsel for asylum seekers in Estonia. From 2014 – 2016 she was part of research teams studying the fundamental rights implications of biometric border systems and untargeted surveillance at the FRA (European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights). She continues to contribute to the Estonian Human Right Centre´s annual report on Human Rights in Estonia, where she analyses national developments in privacy and data protection.
Ann Väljataga holds a BA in Law from the University of Tartu and an LLM in Law and Technology from Tallinn University of Technology, besides that she has obtained additional training in IT Law from the University of Tartu.