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Mr. Apar Gupta

Mr. Apar Gupta

Apar Gupta is a lawyer and the Executive Director of the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF). The IFF is an Indian digital liberties organisation that seeks to ensure that technology respects fundamental rights.

Executive Director
Internet Freedom Foundation

About this Speaker

Apar Gupta is a lawyer and the Executive Director of the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF). The IFF is an Indian digital liberties organisation that seeks to ensure that technology respects fundamental rights. He is committed to advance values of the Constitution of India in a digital, technology mediated society. Since 2015, Apar has worked extensively on public interest issues which include strategic litigation and organisation of campaigns and collectives. In courts, his work as a lawyer includes key digital rights cases on privacy and censorship. He is a part of key constitutional challenges on Section 66A, the Right to Privacy and Aadhaar representing public interest litigants. Beyond court work he has worked extensively with activists and set up digital campaigns such as those on Net Neutrality (SaveTheInternet.in), fight against defamation laws (SpeechBill.in) and safeguard privacy (SaveOurPrivacy.in). Apar completed post-graduate studies from the Columbia University School of Law and practised for more than a decade. In his previous profiles, he worked as a commercial litigator in top law firms such as Karanjawala & Co. and was a partner at Advani & Co. During this period he represented a diverse set of clients from India's top corporate groups, high net worth individuals and public sector units and retained as a counsel for the government of India in the High Court of Delhi. He has published op-eds and journal articles for Indian Express, The Hindu, IIC Quarterly and Seminar etc. and has written a book on the I.T. Act, 2000 published by LexisNexis.

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