About me

I am a co-founder of the Centre for Internet and Society, a non-profit that engages in policy research, where I was a policy director till 2018. I am an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, and was an India-US Public Interest Technology Fellow at New America in 2019. In 2014, I was selected by Forbes India for its inaugural “30 under 30”​ list of young achievers, and in 2012 I was nominated as an Internet Freedom Fellow by the U.S. government.

Currently, I am the principal consultant at Anekaanta, a law and policy advisory.

My research interests converge at the intersections of technology, culture, economics, law, and justice. My work has focussed on interrogating, promoting, and engaging with policymakers on the areas of access to knowledge (primarily copyright reform), ‘openness’ (including open government data, open standards, free/libre/open source software, and open access), freedom of expression, privacy, digital security, net neutrality, and Internet governance.

I am a prominent voice on these issues, with the newspaper Mint having called me “one of the clearest thinkers in this area”, and my research having been quoted in the Indian parliament. I regularly speak at national and international conferences on these topics.

I have a degree in arts and law from the National Law School in Bangalore, and while there I helped found the Indian Journal of Law and Technology, and was part of its editorial board.