Chinmayi Arun is the executive director of the Information Society Project and a research scholar at Yale Law School. Her research focuses on platform governance, social media, algorithmic decision-making, the data economy and privacy, within the larger universe of questions raised by law’s relationship with the information society. She is interested in how these questions affect marginalized populations, especially in the Majority World.
Before arriving at Yale, Arun was assistant professor of law at two of the most highly regarded law schools in India. During that time, she also founded and led the Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi. Arun has served as a human rights officer (temporary appointment) at the United Nations, where she worked on questions of privacy, online speech and artificial intelligence, as well as on advisory committees of international bodies like UNESCO and UN Global Pulse. She has also advised governmental entities and served on the boards of non-profits.