Chinmayi Arun is an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center of Internet & Society at Harvard University, having been a fellow from 2017-2019 and a faculty associate of the Center prior to that. She is currently a resident fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.
Chinmayi has served on the faculties of two of the most highly regarded law schools in India from 2010 onwards, and was the founder Director of the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi. She is a member of the Global Witness Board of Directors, an alternative member of the Global Network Initiative Board, and an expert affiliated with the Columbia Global Freedom of Expression project. Chinmayi is also a member of the United Nations Global Pulse Advisory Group on the Governance of Data and AI, and of UNESCO India’s Media Freedom Advisory Group. She has been consultant to the Law Commission of India and member of the Indian government’s multi stakeholder advisory group for the India Internet Governance Forum in the past.
Her recent writing has focused on online propaganda and on the impact of AI and algorithms on human rights in the Global South. She also writes and lectures on questions of platform governance, surveillance, digital identity and the right to privacy.