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Class Title: 5.2 Privacy

Class Description:

This session will discuss some theory about the history and different articulations of the right to privacy. It will then discuss the ways in which the architecture of the internet can protect and threaten this right. After this questions of jurisdictional variation in privacy law will be discussed, touching significant contemporary issues like the Privacy Shield, law enforcement and encryption, and data localisation. The class will also discuss big data in the context of privacy. 

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Speaker's Bio: 

Chinmayi Arun is Executive Director of the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi, where she is also an Assistant Professor of Law.  She is a member of the Indian Government's multi stakeholder advisory group for the India Internet Governance Forum and has been a consultant to the Law Commission of India. She is also a Faculty Associate of the Berkman Klein Centre at Harvard University.

Chinmayi has published academic papers on surveillance and the right to privacy in India, and on information gatekeeper liability in the context of internet intermediaries. She is lead author of the India country report in Freedom House's Freedom on the Net report for 2014 and 2015, and of the India report in the Global Network of Centres' study of online intermediaries. 

Chinmayi has studied at the NALSAR University of Law, and London School of Economics and Political Science. At the LSE, she read regulatory theory and new media regulation, and was awarded the Bernard Levin Award for Student Journalism. She has worked with Ernst & Young and AZB & Partners, Mumbai in the past, and has taught at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences where she introduced courses on regulatory theory and communication regulation. She teaches courses on information policy and Internet Governance at National Law University Delhi.

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