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Vivek Krishnamurthy

Vivek Krishnamurthy

Director, Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic

Vivek Krishnamurthy is the Samuelson-Glushko Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC). Vivek’s teaching, scholarship, and clinical legal practice focus on the complex regulatory and human rights-related challenges that arise in cyberspace. He advises governments, activists, and companies on the human rights impacts of new technologies and is a frequent public commentator on emerging technology and public policy issues. Vivek was previously the Assistant Director of Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic and Counsel in the Corporate Social Responsibility Practice at Foley Hoag LLP. 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. In addition to his Berkman Klein affiliation, Vivek is a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Senior Associate of the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.


Beyond Pegasus: Improving Transparency, Rights Protection and Accountability in the Surveillance Tech Space

This session will explore lessons that can be learned from the Global Network Initiative’s history and work to promote responsible business conduct in the broader ICT sector, including the extent to which these initiatives may provide lessons for how (and how not) to improve transparency, rights protection, and accountability in the surveillance tech space.