Malavika Jayaram is a graduate of the National Law School of India and has an LL.M. from Northwestern University, Chicago. As a PhD scholar, she is looking at data protection and privacy in India, with a special focus on e-governance schemes and the new biometric ID project. She is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania. She is working on freedom of speech, internet policy and privacy issues. She has been selected as one of 10 Indian lawyers featured in “The International Who’s Who of Internet e-Commerce & Data Protection Lawyers 2012” directory.