Ramya Chandrasekhar
Human Rights Scholar

Ramya is an LLM Candidate at NYU, with a focus on the law about technology, human rights and critical theory. As a Human Rights Scholars with the Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project, her work focuses the roles and responsibilities of various actors involved in the digital transformation of government as well as the role of international organizations in the funding, design and implementation of digital IDs.

At NYU, Ramya was a clinic participant in the Guarini Externship on Global Legal Practice in Digital Society, where she worked with an international organization to identify and assess digital risks arising from the development and deployment of certain “digital public goods”. Previously, Ramya has worked with the Internet Democracy Project, a not-for-profit based in India. She undertook both desk-based and field-based research on the experiences of surveillance arising from the linkage of India’s biometric identity to health services. She has also worked with a leading law firm in India, as a finance lawyer specializing in project finance, development finance and the regulation of digital financial services.

Ramya is a qualified advocate in India, and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law (with honors) from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.


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