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Vivek Krishnamurthy is Counsel in the Boston office of Foley Hoag LLP and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School.

Vivek’s legal practice, teaching, and scholarship focus on the complex regulatory and human rights-related challenges facing businesses that operate across borders, both in cyberspace and in real space. He advises companies, governments, and activists on the human rights impacts of new technologies and is a frequent public commentator on emerging technology and public policy issues. Along with several Berkman Klein colleagues, Vivek is the co-author of a landmark study funded by the Government of Canada that evaluates the risks and opportunities for human rights that artificially intelligent systems present.

Vivek was previously the Assistant Director of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic and a member of the Global Network Initiative’s Board of Directors. He is a Rhodes Scholar and clerked for the Hon. Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada upon his graduation from Yale Law School.


Publications

Tuesday, Sep 25, 2018

Artificial Intelligence & Human Rights

Opportunities & Risks

A legal analysis of some of AI's promises and challenges to conceptions of human rights. More

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2016

Cloudy with a Conflict of Laws

How Cloud Computing Has Disrupted the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty System and Why It Matters

This paper describes how the fractal complexity of cloud computing’s physical geography has fractured the system of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties (MLATs) that arose during the… More


Community

The Atlantic

We Tested Facebook’s Ad Screeners and Some Were Too Strict

Do big social media platforms have effective ad policies?

Friday, Nov 2, 2018
Medium

It’s not enough for AI to be “ethical”; it must also be “rights respecting”

On the importance of thinking about both the human rights implications and the ethics of AI.

Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018

Courses

Counseling and Legal Strategy in the Digital Age - Fall 2017

This course explores the complex challenges that entrepreneurs, businesses, and other organizations face when trying to address legal issues relating to technology. More


Events

Nov 30, 2018 @ 12:00 PM

Promoting Fairness, Equity, and Human Rights in Tech

Perspectives from Europe and the US on a Law and Policy Agenda

VIDEO & PODCAST: A broad overview of the landscape for regulating cutting-edge digital technologies in Europe and the US More