Global Freedom of Expression

Chinmayi Arun

Chinmayi Arun is Assistant Professor of Law and founder of the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi. She is a member of the Indian Government’s multi stakeholder advisory group for the India Internet Governance Forum and one of the academic experts for the Internet & Jurisdiction Project’s Observatory. She has also been a consultant to the Law Commission of India.

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 and the India report in the Global Network of Centres’ study of online intermediaries which was led by the Berkman Centre at Harvard Law School.

She has been invited to discuss her work at academic institutions like Oxford University and Harvard University, as well as at fora convened by international bodies like UNESCO. In an effort to make sure that her work is accessible and has impact, Chinmayi has participated and supported the government delegation in events such as the World Conference on International Telecommunications. She designed and is building an online information policy teaching and learning resource.

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 seminar courses on Internet Governance at National Law University Delhi.