I’m Vidushi Marda – a legal researcher focusing on the intersection of human rights, technology and power.

I currently work as Senior Programme Officer with ARTICLE 19‘s Team Digital, where I carry out research and engagement on the human rights implications of machine learning. I also work on strengthening human rights considerations in internet infrastructure, particularly at internet governance bodies like ICANN and the IEEE.

Additionally, I am a non-resident research analyst at Carnegie India, where my work focuses on the intersection of rights and artificial intelligence. I am also a Research Associate at DATACTIVE, University of Amsterdam where I look at content regulation vis-a-vis increased dominance of private platforms on the Internet.

My work has been cited by the Supreme Court of India in a seminal ruling on the Right to Privacy, the United Kingdom House of Lords Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence, and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. I have been interviewed by the BBC, Economic Times, CNN-News18, and other publications.

I am based in Bangalore, India.