Hello! I’m Vidushi Marda – a legal researcher interested in the interplay between emerging technologies, policy, and society.
I currently work as Programme Officer with ARTICLE 19‘s Team Digital, where my primary focus is on the ethical, legal, and regulatory issues that arise from algorithmic decision making. More specifically, I look at 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 Research Associate at DATACTIVE, University of Amsterdam where I look at content regulation vis-a-vis increased dominance of private platforms on the Internet.
Previously, I worked at The Centre for Internet and Society, where I focussed on access to knowledge, network neutrality, big data, and strengthening freedom of expression and privacy in Internet governance.
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.