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Jhalak M. Kakkar

Jhalak M. Kakkar

Executive Director, Centre for Communication Governance (CCG), National Law University Delhi

Jhalak M. Kakkar is Executive Director at the Centre for Communication Governance (CCG), National Law University Delhi, a research centre that works on information law and policy issues. CCG undertakes academic research, policy input and capacity building across privacy and data governance, platform governance, regulation of emerging technology and cybersecurity. She has been Programme Manager for the Technology and Society team at CCG. Prior to CCG, she has been a Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School and a Programme Manager at PRS Legislative Research. Jhalak has graduated with an LLM from Harvard Law School on a Fulbright-Nehru Masters Fellowship. She has a five-year integrated social science and law degree from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India.


Data and Human Rights: Striving for Meaningful Transparency and a Fair Data Economy

In this session, the angles of transparency and accountability to the use of data are looked at from the angle of human agency, human rights and freedom online. We’ll examine solutions and showcase best practices from the different countries and sectors. The session will initiate a discussion within the Freedom Online Coalition on the practices for personal data gathering, processing and sharing, contributing to positioning data as a more central issue to the work of FOC in the future. It will also consider some of the barriers that exist for meaningful transparency from companies and governments alike, as well as potential solutions.