Namrata Maheshwari is a Consultant with the Center for Democracy & Technology. She works primarily with CDT’s Freedom, Security & Technology Project on securing individual privacy against unwarranted government intrusion. Namrata is based in India and collaborates with CDT on its India-facing projects. She also works with the Global Encryption Coalition, of which CDT is a steering committee member, on promoting and defending encryption in various jurisdictions and multilateral gatherings. Her work, with CDT and independently, is aimed at strengthening democratic ideals and fundamental rights and freedoms in the digital age.
Namrata completed her LL.M. from Columbia Law School with a focus on tech policy. Prior to that, she worked at a premiere corporate law firm in India where she specialized in mergers and acquisitions, and then as a litigator before Indian courts in the area of civil and commercial law.