Peter Micek

General Counsel and Lead, Business & Human Rights
Access Now

Peter Micek is General Counsel and Business & Human Rights Lead at Access Now, and Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. Access Now is an international organization that defends and extends the digital rights of users at risk around the world, and runs the RightsCon Summit Series. Peter leads global legal operations at Access Now, and its business and human rights team, advocating for a more rights-respecting telecom and tech sector through transparency and accountability mechanisms. As a lecturer at Columbia Univ. on internet governance, Peter explores the structures, actors, and processes that create communications policy in the digital age. Peter also sits on the Advisory Board of the Univ. of Oklahoma College of Law’s Center for International Business and Human Rights, and formerly the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Cybersecurity. Peter completed a JD cum laude at the University of San Francisco.



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