Malavika is the inaugural executive director of Digital Asia Hub, a Hong Kong-based independent research think-tank incubated by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, where she is also a fellow.
A technology lawyer for more than 15 years, she practised law at Allen & Overy, London, and was vice-president and technology counsel at Citigroup. She was featured in the International Who’s Who of Internet e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers, and voted one of India’s leading lawyers.
She taught India’s first course on Information Technology & Law in 1997, and is adjunct faculty at Northwestern University School of Law.
She is on the advisory boards of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), and Mozilla’s Tech Policy Fellowship, as well as the executive committee of the IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems.
Malavika is also a member of the high-level expert advisory group to the OECD’s two-year project "Going Digital: Making the Transformation Work for Growth and Well-being".
- Digital rights
- Biometrics and identity in the global south
- Data ethics
|2016 - present||Executive director, Digital Asia Hub|
|2017 - present||AI fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University|
|2016-17||Faculty associate, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University|
|2013-16||Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University|
|2006-13||Partner, Jayaram & Jayaram, Bangalore, India|
|2006||Senior business analyst, Citigroup, London|
|2001-06||Technology counsel and vice-president, Citigroup, London|
|1999-2001||Associate, Communications, Media and Technology Group, Allen & Overy, London|
|1995-99||Jayaram & Jayaram, Bangalore, India|
- Privacy is not an elitist concern – it's the only way to secure equality Scroll, August 2015
- India’s Big Brother Project Boston Review, May 2014
- Everything is Data. Yes, Even Development in Internet Monitor 2014: Reflections on the Digital World: Platforms, Policy, Privacy, and Public Discourse, Berkman Center Research, December 2014