Research Group - Spring 2021

Mariame Almoghanam (Research Assistant, Georgetown Law)


Mariame Almoghanam is a Saudi Arabian LL.M candidate in International Business and Economic Law with a Certificate in Arbitration at Georgetown University Law Center. She obtained her bachelor's degree in law from King Saud University. Her experience as a leader in King Salman's leadership Center and with the Human Rights Commission in Riyadh reinforced her vision for her career future. Further, she worked in Saudi Arabia as a Law clerk at a large law firm, where she conducted legal research, drafted legal memoranda, and met with clients to consider cases. Her work included business, real estate, and civil law cases.

Regina Iminova, CAIDP Fellow (Arlington, VA)


Regina Iminova is an LLM candidate in Technology Law and Policy at Georgetown University Law Center. Her research focuses on corporate accountability at the intersection between privacy law and human rights. Originally from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, China, she lived and studied in China, Russia, and Central Asia. She has a Bachelor of Laws in Diplomacy and International Affairs from China Foreign Affairs University, and a Juris Doctor from American University, Washington College of Law. While in law school, she served as Senior Writer at the Human Rights Brief and published several articles concerning surveillance, human rights abuses, and States ‘obligations under international law. She spent her Summer and Fall of 2019 at the International Law Institute (ILI), working closely with global experts, legal advisors, professionals from government, academia, multilateral organizations, and the private sector in preparation and delivery of training programs on international law, governance, management, development, and reform.

Max Birla (Research Assistant, Georgetown Law)


Max Birla is a LL.M candidate in International Business and Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center. He completed his undergraduate degree in Law with German law from the University of Exeter and Saarland University. While completing his LL.M in German law at Saarland University he worked as a research assistant in the field of legal informatics and assisted in translating academic texts from German to English. During his bachelor’s degree he interned in the mergers and acquisitions as well as capital market practices of international law firms in Germany and Spain where he assisted on various types of financial agreements. 

Jonathan Kropf  (Zurich) 


Jonathan Kropf is a student in Political Sciences and Business Administration at the University of Zurich.  Jonathan is active in Swiss Politics and holds a position as the district president of the “Young Liberals Party” in Canton of Zurich in Switzerland. Jonathan has been working with the National and Cantonal to draft and implement policies in areas such as Sustainability, Education, Planning, Building, Energy and Transportation.

At the moment he is working on a merger between two critical district parties in the Canton of Zurich in order to increase effectiveness of governance and enhance cooperation between its various branches. On the innovation track, Jonathan has been working on projects on the application and effects of various breakthrough technologies on human life.  In the AIWS, Jonathan has been researching for the Common Good Digital Framework in the legal, political, technological areas. 


Adeboye Adegoke (Pretoria)


Adeboye Adegoke is Senior Program Manager at Paradigm initiative, a Pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion and digital rights advocacy to promote better public policy leading to internet freedom in Central, East, Southern, and West Africa where he works at the intersection of technology and human rights, leading strategic advocacy engagements,  research, and capacity building programs. He is an alumnus of the African School on Internet Governance, a member of the Advisory Network for the Freedom Online Coalition, and a member of the Canadian Government-led Taskforce on Artificial intelligence and Human Rights (TFAIR). He is currently studying for a Masters of Law in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the University of Pretoria, South Africa

Rebecca Leeper, CAIDP Fellow



Rebecca Leeper is a software engineer at Data Ductus Inc., a network and cloud software consulting firm. She is also the director of the Common Good Digital Framework (CGDF), an initiative aimed to bring authoritative knowledge and raise awareness about violations of ethical values and standards by governments and large corporations in their usage of digital technology. Prior to the CGDF and CAIDP, Rebecca pursued research into emerging technologies and cyber-security at the United Nations Office at Geneva, The Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University, and Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Rebecca graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Computer Engineering and a minor in International Security Studies. 

Paula Soumaya Domit, CAIDP Fellow (Boston)


Paula Soumaya Domit is a Mexican-Lebanese undergraduate student at Northeastern University. She studies Politics, Philosophy, and Economics with a minor in International Security Studies and researches issues of international security, particularly regarding organized crime and emerging technologies. She has worked in partnership with the United Nations Office at Geneva, Sciences Po, and the Institute for Economics and Peace. She is currently a lead researcher at the Common Good Digital Framework and is working on the AI Social Contract Index.

Larissa Zutter, CAIDP Fellow



Larissa Zutter is a Swiss research fellow and board member at the Center for AI and Digital Policy. Previously, she has worked for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in the Fundraising, Programme Partnerships and Innovations Department as well as the Michael Dukakis Institute for Leadership and Innovation.


She has a bachelors degree in Economics, Business and Political Science from the University of Basel. Her research in her bachelors degree focused on sustainability in investment management as well as European Union data protection policy. She is currently enrolled in a dual masters degree in International Security and International Political Economy at Sciences Po and the London School of Economics. 

Giuliano Borter, CAIDP Fellow (Basel)


Giuliano Borter is a Swiss student at the Institute for European Global Studies of the University of Basel with a bachelor’s degree in Law. He researches issues of crisis and conflict management as well as international organizations with particular interests in international and European law, defense, security as well as technology policies and international relations


Charles Kajoloweka (Pretoria)


Charles Kajoloweka is a frontline human rights activist, founder and executive director of Youth and Society (YAS), a non-profit human rights and governance watchdog in Malawi.  He is studying for a Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at University of Pretoria, South Africa. Charles has also been a recipient of the prestigious Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). He is also a recipient of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Austria. Charles is also an Ambassador for Sustainable Development Goal 16 under the 16x16 Youth Initiative hosted by the UNDP and Government of Italy. 


Thobekile Matimbe (Pretoria)


Thobekile Matimbe is an LLM student in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria. She serves as Community Manager at Paradigm Initiative and a human rights lawyer with over 10 years legal and civic engagement experience.  She is passionate about serving underserved communities promoting human rights and advancing digital inclusion for all. She is a Mandela Washington Fellow and 2018 Regional Advisory Board Secretary for the Mandela Washington Fellowship. Thobekile has advocacy expertise at national, regional and international level and holds Civic Leadership certification from Indiana University.

Research Group - Fall 2021

Temofe Isaac Akaba (Canada)


Temofe Akaba is a Ph.D. Researcher at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina Canada. He currently works at the Digital Governance Lab with a specific focus on new digital technology policy and governance within the Canadian Public Sector. Temofe holds a Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree in E-Governance Technologies and Services from Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia, and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Business Administration from the University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria. Prior to graduate school, Temofe had gained extensive working experience in the public, private, and not-for-profit world in both Nigeria and Estonia.


Selim Alan (Turkey)


Selim Alan is the Managing Editor of TPQ Journal. His responsibilities include overseeing TPQ's content flow across print and digital channels, coordinating the office team, and managing institutional and media relationships. Previously, he worked as a financial journalist and interview producer for international broadcaster TRT World. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Ozyegin University and a postgraduate degree in Journalism from the London School of Journalism.


Sharngan Aravindakshan (India)


Sharngan is an LLM Candidate and a recipient of the Dean's Graduate Award at New York University. He was previously with the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi, where his work primarily focused on the interplay between the law, emerging technologies, and civil liberties including the right to free speech and privacy. He writes on areas including privacy, surveillance, cybersecurity as well as mis- and dis- information operations, and his research has been published in leading journals including The International Journal of Human Rights and the Indian Journal of International Law, besides popular scholarly blogs such as EJIL: Talk! and the Online Harvard International Law Journal. 

Zelal Binici (Turkey)


After graduating from Çankaya University, Faculty of Law in 2019, Zelal Binici has completed her one-year legal internship to become a qualified lawyer and got accepted to Ankara Bar Association in December 2020. Since then, she has been actively engaged with domestic violence survivors within two diverse organizations, one of them is Kona Connect and a project called "Sophia". “Sophia” is the world’s first messaging chatbot developed (in Switzerland) to empower survivors of domestic violence to gather evidence and find support 24/7, safely, and anonymously. Zelal is involved in the KOIOS Data Protection Working Group based in Turkey and is one of the coordinators of the AI and Data Protection Working Group. After participating in KU Leuven Summer School on the Law, Ethics, and Policy of AI she got more interested in the field of policymaking and ethic guidelines. Next year, she's planning to do Law and Technology LLM.”


Bridget Boakye (Ghana)


Bridget Boakye is the Policy Lead, Africa – Internet Policy Unit at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Her work focuses on internet policy, start-ups and innovation in Africa, AI governance and ethics and resetting the global narrative of Africa through tech. Her previous work includes data science and analytics, and business development and strategy

Stephanie Cairns (Canada)


Stephanie Cairns recently completed her MSc in applied mathematics at McGill University. Her research focused on bias in machine learning systems, with a particular emphasis on facial recognition technology. Over the course of her degree, she also became deeply interested in the intersection of AI and public policy. She completed an internship with the OECD's Science and Technology Policy Division and now works as a research and policy analyst at the Responsible AI Institute, a nonprofit building governance tools for safe and trustworthy AI. Stephanie holds a BSc in mathematics from the University of Prince Edward Island, where she was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal for the highest standing in her graduating class.

Shangamitra Chakraborty (India)


Shangamitra Chakraborty is an aspiring sociologist, specifically interested in gender studies, AI ethics and policy, criminology, human rights. Being selected at CAIDP has been an honour. This shall provide me with an opportunity to delve deeper into the many unknown aspects and perceptions of AI and the policies associated with it, to ensure it's proper social role. Thus, I am looking forward to interact with all the members of CAIDP and work towards ensuring a fair use of AI.


Lyantoniette Chua (Philippines)


Lyantoniette Chua is the Principal Ethicist and Co-Director of Data Ethics PH. She is a member of the Class of 2021 at the University of the Philippines Diliman, with a major in Philosophy. She is an independent technology ethics & governance consultant, mentor, and speaker –putting her background in the arts (philosophy) and sciences (computer engineering) full circle. Lyan is a founding member of the Ethically Aligned Design

Concentration of Power Committee under the IEEE that set global standards for autonomous/intelligent systems, an EPFL Tech4Impact Summer Associate, and a WANBAM mentor for AI Safety. She is also involved with the Mechanism Design for Social Good under the Algorithms, Law, and Policy Group, as well as the Policy and Free Speech Project. Lyan will be joining CAIDP through the AI Policy Clinic this Fall 2021.

Divya Dwivedi (India)


Divya Dwivedi is a practicing advocate at the Supreme Court of India with a background of B.Tech in Information Technology, MBA in International Business, LLB in Intellectual Property Laws (IIT Kharagpur), PG Diploma in International Environmental Law (Indian Society of International Law), Advance Courses in Gender Studies (WSDC, Delhi University) and Summer Courses in Public and Private International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law, The Netherlands. Currently pursuing PG Diploma in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics from NLSIU, Bengaluru.

She has been working towards legal, health and general awareness for more that 13 years now through JND Charitable Trust, which was established in Kushi Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh and has a pan-India presence. Teaching and creating awareness have been a passion for her, so she started teaching soon after completing higher secondary. Her interest in Public Policy and Advisory is visible by her presence as a volunteer in several International Organisations that are working in AI and Law, Gender Equality, Environment and Technology Laws. 

Elisa Elhadj (Switzerland)


Elisa Elhadj is currently a second-year Master student in European Global Studies at the University of Basel, whilst also working there as a research assistant. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science as a student-athlete at the Hawai’i Pacific University & California State University where she was awarded multiple academic awards and honors. 


Her research focuses on bioethical issues emerging from the development and use of artificial intelligence in healthcare, with a specific emphasis on bias, discrimination and explainability. She gathered previous experience in AI policy whilst working in Brussels for the Swiss National Science Foundation and the State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation. 

Pete Furlong (United Kingdom)


Pete Furlong is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Internet Policy Unit at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. In his current role, his work revolves around the many broad policy challenges emerging from Internet technologies, such as cybersecurity and AI governance. With previous experience in hardware development for robotics, drones, and autonomous systems, he is focused on shaping a positive impact for technology on our world. Pete graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with an undergraduate and master’s degree in mechanical engineering, specializing in the design of mechatronic and robotic systems.

Gokce Cobansoy Hızel (Turkey)


Gokce Cobansoy Hızel is the Coordinator for Human Rights and New Technologies Law at Turkey’s leading mobile and digital operator, and a researcher on technology and human rights. Gokce has been working as a technology lawyer nearly for 14 years and now leading the law of new and emerging technologies’ projects. Gokce bridges her professional and academic experience and working on technology, business and human rights issues in some national and international working groups, such as IEEE SA (Groups on Standardization of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems), International Telecommunications Union (ITU-U4SSC Project, ITU- AI&Health Project),  TUSIAD (Turkish Industry&Business Association). She has contributed UNICEF’s work on AI and Child Rights, and World Economic Forum’s Responsible Facial Recognition Project. She is a member of Istanbul Bar. She holds a Master’s degree on Human Rights and is a graduate of Gazi University with a degree in Law.

Lt. Col. Jason K. Johnson (United States)


Lt Col Jason “JJ” Johnson is currently serving as a Congressional Affairs Liaison at HQ USAF for the Deputy Chief of Staff Intelligence, Surveillance, 

Reconnaissance and Cyber Effects Operations, in Washington, D.C.  Prior

to his current assignment, he served as a Brookings Legislative Fellow  for the House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Europe, Energy, the  Environment and Cyber Subcommittee and for the House Armed Services Committee, supporting the Subcommittee for Intelligence and Emerging  Threats and Capabilities.  


While on the Hill, he executed Subcommittee legislative priorities related to global issues including cyber security and norms, data governance and emerging technologies, information operations, counterterrorism, terrorist use of the internet, countering online hate speech and extremism, and sought opportunities to collaborate with transatlantic partners in support of national security objectives. Lt Col Johnson also focused on supporting and developing innovative legislative solutions to counter military suicides, supporting global health, artificial intelligence integration, and women’s rights.

Eddan Katz (United States)


Eddan Katz is a life-long tech policy activist working at the intersections of open collaboration, responsible innovation, and access to knowledge. Most recently, he built out the Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution emerging technology policy network of regional branches globally as the Platform Curator for the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Platform at the World Economic Forum. Previously, Eddan established cross-border digital rights advocacy coalitions as the international Affairs Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and locally as Co-Founder of the Sudo Room community hackerspace in downtown Oakland. He taught Access to Knowledge, Cyberlaw, and Tech Ethics at Yale Law School and served as the first Executive Director of the Yale Information Society Project.


Dongwoo Kim (Canada)


Dongwoo Kim is a J.D. candidate and Massey College Junior Fellow at the University of Toronto. Prior to attending law school, Dongwoo was a program manager at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, where he led research initiatives on AI governance in Asia. His writing has appeared on publications such as The Diplomat, Policy Options, and the Globe and Mail. Dongwoo holds graduate degrees from the University of British Columbia and Peking University, where he was a Yenching Scholar.


Writankar Kundu (India)


Writankar is a techno-management professional with extensive experience across diverse profiles such as Project Leadership, Management Consulting, Account Management and Business Development. He has worked within multi-cultural setups and has successfully led teams while implementing high value technology projects for organizations across continental Europe and the Americas. His penchant for knowledge is unending, and as a keen life-long learner, his interests lie at the intersection of technology and its impact on society. Currently associated with Accenture (NYSE:ACN) as a Program Manager, Writankar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), India and a full-time MBA from the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, India. An avid reader and a quizzer, he likes to take off to the high Himalayas once in a while in search of his “Shangri-La”.

Roberto L. Lopez Davilla (Puerto Rico)


A lawyer and policy adviser, Roberto works at the Office of Court Administration of Puerto Rico. He helped craft strategies for  the use of IT to enhance the judicial system; as well as the information privacy and security strategy to support digital modernization. He holds a JD and B.A. (in Sociology) from the University of Puerto Rico, a Master’ s degree in Communications & IT law from Carlos III University in Spain and a Diploma in Legal Tech from University Complutense of Madrid.  Roberto is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, US private sector (CIPP/US) and a Certified Information Privacy Manager, a Fellow of Information Privacy, and holds a Cybersecurity Fundamentals certification (CSX-F) issued by ISACA. 

Natalia Menéndez González (Spain)


Natalia Menéndez González is a PhD researcher at the Law Department at the European University Institute (Florence) and a former researcher at the Constitutional Law Department at the University of Oviedo (Spain). Her PhD focuses on the legal implications of Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) empowered by Artificial Intelligence. She is concurrently working on the controversial use of FRT by Facebook, the privacy impact of FRT usage during the COVID-19 health emergency and ethical implications of natural language processing models. She has a trajectory at diverse Law firms in Spain and is a coordinator of The Digital Public Sphere Research Working Group at the EUI.

Alex Moltzau (Norway)


Alex Moltzau is responsible for AI Policy and Ethics in the Norwegian Artificial Intelligence Research Consortium (NORA). NORA is one of the most comprehensive efforts to coordinate research in the field of AI in Norway, as it is currently a research collaboration between eight universities, two university colleges and three research institutes. While working at NORA he is studying a MSc in Social Data Science at the University of Copenhagen. Before working at NORA he was employed as a consultant in KPMG within the Risk and Compliance department in Norway evaluating technology related projects for clients such as United Nations, Innovation Norway and NORAD while advising Red Cross on financial innovation. His most recent work in NORA is to develop a Norwegian AI Directory ( gathering a broad range of data about the field of AI in Norway.

Tamra Moore


Tamra has a strong interest in the intersection of technology, law, and policy, with a particular focus on responsible innovation, privacy, and data rights.  In her current role as in-house counsel at a Fortune 100, global technology and defense company, she is responsible for overseeing a diverse docket of litigation and other disputes and is a member of a cross-functional team of engineers, data scientists, and others working to develop and operationalize an AI governance framework across the corporate enterprise.  


Prior to her current role, she spent nearly 15 years in the public sector – 11 years as senior counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, where she represented the United States, its federal agencies and officials in politically-sensitive and complex legal challenges to federal programs, policies, and actions impacting a wide range of industries, and close to 3 years at the FTC and CFPB, where she gained expertise in fair lending litigation and investigations.  Earlier in her career, Tamra completed two judicial clerkships, one for a judge who sits on the federal district court in Rhode Island and the other for the now Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Kushang Mishra (India)


Kushang Mishra is currently working with the India Migration Now as a Field Intern helping them in managing and overlooking field operations in Delhi-NCR with contractors, workers, and Chalo agents for the Chalo Network Initiative, a financial inclusion initiative by India Migration Now to provide suitable financial services to low income migrant households in India. I have also worked as a Research Analyst at the Aapti Institute, Bangalore where I supported the founders on research, social media handling, writing and proposal writing in the field of technology and policy. I got an opportunity to work on various projects like the AI Data Labelling Report which looked at the often overlooked work of data annotators and labellers in the AI supply chain. I have a Masters in Public Policy and Governance from the Azim Premji University. In the long term I want to pursue a PhD in Public Policy on issues around technology and how it impacts society, looking at it from an anthropological lens to understand how technology and digital governance impacts people on the ground.

Mélissa M’Raidi-Kechichian (Canada) 


Mélissa graduated from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2020 with a Bachelor’s in Arts, majoring in Linguistics. Passionate about political science and law, she was a junior researcher for the Post-Soviet Quebec Network at the Montreal Institute of International Studies. She focused on disinformation on social media and online propaganda, as well as the impact of digital policies on activists in Russia and in the United States, using a comparative approach. During her time at university, Mélissa was involved in student associations, community organizing, and institutional and non-institutional activism. Her previous work experience mainly took place in the non-profit sector. She currently works independently at the intersection of democracy, technology, and activism, focusing on how digital spaces can be used by everyday citizens to bring meaningful and lasting change to their community. Prior to her current position, she worked as a research assistant, and was a coordinator at a national non-profit research center. Mélissa speaks fluent French, English, Spanish, and Russian.


Oarabile Mudongo (Botswana)


Oarabile Mudongo is a Policy Researcher at Research ICT Africa (RIA) and a Technology Exchange Fellow with Ford Foundation and Media Democracy Fund. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Computing from Teeside University and is currently studying towards his Master of Arts (MA) in Interdisciplinary Digital Knowledge Economy Studies at the University of the Witwatersrand. His research thesis focuses on researching data-driven technologies particularly automated facial recognition and algorithm-assisted decision-making systems. He has worked on various projects including the Africa AI Policy Project (AI4D) and currently, the AI Policy Center in Africa at RIA.


Oarabile's work intersects between digital governance, policy and regulation and he is passionate about supporting and strengthening research that supports the development of sustainable information society and network knowledge economy, human rights, digital governance, policy and regulation and communities of practice. His work has also been featured internationally in publications such as The Correspondent, Africa Portal and locally (South Africa) in the Daily Maverick.

Somaieh Nikpoor (Canada)


Somaieh Nikpoor is a lead for AI Strategy working for the Federal Government of Canada. She works at the intersection of AI, data, analytics and policy to help drive real, tangible results. She designs AI and analytics road maps based on organizational readiness and supports various policy initiatives on data and AI. Prior to her current role, Somaieh worked as a research advisor for AI and machine learning at Research and Innovation Unit residing at the Federal Government of Canada where she was experimenting with machine learning models to explore whether these models could be used to improve service delivery. She has more than 10 years of experience in conceptualizing business problems into analytics projects. Somaieh holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Ottawa. She is passionate about AI ethics and is currently collaborating with non-profit organizations and startups to curates and generates original content that will help others navigate through various AI ethics topics and concepts


Somaieh Nikpoor (Canada)


Somaieh Nikpoor is a lead for AI Strategy working for the Federal Government of Canada. She works at the intersection of AI, data, analytics and policy to help drive real, tangible results. She designs AI and analytics road maps based on organizational readiness and supports various policy initiatives on data and AI. Prior to her current role, Somaieh worked as a research advisor for AI and machine learning at Research and Innovation Unit residing at the Federal Government of Canada where she was experimenting with machine learning models to explore whether these models could be used to improve service delivery. She has more than 10 years of experience in conceptualizing business problems into analytics projects. Somaieh holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Ottawa. She is passionate about AI ethics and is currently collaborating with non-profit organizations and startups to curates and generates original content that will help others navigate through various AI ethics topics and concepts


Diana Nyakundi (Kenya)


Diana Nyakundi is an Advocate of the

High Court of Kenya and a researcher at the intersection of digital technology and social justice. She is currently exploring the existing uses of technology, its interaction with users and impact on society to understand, shape and influence policy that will enable an expanded and most importantly, safe use of the internet and technology at large.


Ubongabasi Obot (United Kingdom)


My name is Ubongabasi Obot. I am a Lawyer and Researcher with over eight years of experience in human rights, gender, and digital rights working in Nigeria, The Gambia, The Netherlands and The United Kingdom. I am a Doctoral Candidate working at the intersection of law and technology at the University of Surrey. I also have postgraduate degrees in Law (Legaltech), Development Studies (Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies; Social Justice Perspectives) from Swansea University, The United Kingdom, and Erasmus University, The Netherlands. I am also a LegalTech Specialist, passionate about Digital Rights, Blockchain, Data Ethics, Tech policies, AI policies and Law and curious about how Tech can be used to promote human rights, peace, open-source data and evidence.

Ananya Ramani (Thailand)


Ananya Ramani is Advocacy Director at Safe Place International. She is an international human rights lawyer and policy researcher with a focus on business & human rights as well as digital rights, in South and Southeast Asia. With a Masters in International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law from the Geneva Academy, she has worked directly with grassroots communities; national, regional and international civil society organisations; the judiciary; and in developing policy for the government. Ananya has previously engaging in bringing the lived experiences of grassroots communities from Southeast Asia to the forefront, by building the first ASEAN regional coalition to Stop Digital Dictatorship as a way to collectively advocate for the protection and promotion of individual rights by governments and businesses in cyberspace.

Khatia Zukhubaia (Georgia)


Khatia Zukhubaia is an associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers Georgia. Her practice areas include local and cross border data protection. Khatia is Certified Information Privacy Professional in Europe (CIPP/E) and a member of International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Khatia holds LL.B degree with Honors from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Law School. She was was selected for the prestigious Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) by the US Department of State to study at Nazareth College, New York, USA. In 2020, she passed Georgian Bar Exam.

Her main interests include the GDPR, data transfers, implementation and application of accountability and transparency principles. She is passionate to learn more on Artificial Intelligence policies and tools for their effective implementation.  Khatia is fluent in English and Russian and has intermediate knowledge of Italian language.