Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE

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Crossbench Peer in the UK House of Lords and Chair of 5Rights Foundation

Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE is a Crossbench Peer in the UK House of Lords and Chair of 5Rights Foundation.

After 30 years as an award-winning film director, Kidron was appointed to the House of Lords as a Crossbench Peer. In Parliament, Kidron sat on the Pre-Legislative Joint Committee for the Online Safety Bill, the Democracy and Digital Technologies Committee Inquiry and the Communications Select Committee. She is founder and deputy chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Digital Regulation and Responsibility.

Baroness Kidron is the Founder and Chair of 5Rights Foundation, a charity whose mission is to build the digital world children and young people deserve. 5Rights has pioneered a range of international policies and programmes, such as developing a Child Online Protection Policy for the Government of Rwanda and working in partnership with IEEE to create Universal Standards for Children and for Digital Services and Products. 5Rights also supported the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in drafting general comment (number 25) on the relevance of children’s rights to the digital environment. The general comment was formally adopted in March 2021.

Baroness Kidron is a Commissioner on the UNESCO Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development; member of the Global Council on Extended Intelligence; the Advisory Council for the University of Oxford’s Institute for Ethics in AI; and a Visiting Professor in Practice at the London School of Economics.