Jyoti Panday

Asia Policy Fellow, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Jyoti is a researcher at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) focusing on digital trade issues. Previously she was with the Idea Telecom Centre of Excellence at the Indian Institute of Management (IITCOE IIMA) working on telecom policy, governance, regulation and management. She has worked at the Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), India focusing on Internet governance, intermediary liability, and freedom of expression. A public policy graduate, Jyoti has over 8 years of experience coordinating projects, research, writing for organizations and charities in UK and India.

List of Publications

Jyoti Panday, Data Protection as a Social Value: Privacy After Puttaswamy, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 52, Issue No. 51, December 23, 2017.


Jyoti Panday, As FCC Contemplates Repealing Net Neutrality Protections, Indian Telecom Regulator Reaffirms Support for Principles of Non-Discrimination, Electronic Frontier Foundation, November 30, 2017.


Jyoti Panday, An Over-The-Top Approach to Internet Regulation in Developing Countries, Electronic Frontier Foundation, October 23, 2017.


Jyoti Panday, Digital Trade Agreements Failing to Reflect Internet Community Input: UNCTAD, Electronic Frontier Foundation, October 12, 2017.


Jyoti Panday, India’s Supreme Court Upholds Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right—and It’s About Time, Electronic Frontier Foundation, August 28, 2017.


Jyoti Panday, Rising Demands for Data Localization a Response to Weak Data Protection Mechanisms, Electronic Frontier Foundation, August 14, 2017.


Jyoti Panday, Aadhaar: Ushering in a Commercialized Era of Surveillance in India, Electronic Frontier Foundation, June 1, 2017.


Jyoti Panday, Manila Principles on Intermediary Liability 2015.


Jyoti Panday et al., Jurisdictional Analysis, Comparative Study Of Intermediary Liability Regimes Chile, Canada, India, South Korea, UK and USA
in support of the Manila Principles On Intermediary Liability
July 1, 2015


Jyoti Panday and Pranesh Prakash, Response by the Centre for Internet and Society to the Draft Proposal to Transition the Stewardship of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Functions from the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information AdministrationTHE CENTRE FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY, August 30, 2015.


Jyoti Panday, Role of Intermediaries in Countering Online Abuse: Still a work in progress, Part 1 & 2, Tech Law Forum NALSARJune 30, 2015


Jyoti Panday, The Internet Has a New Standard for Censorship, The Wire January 29, 2016


Jyoti Panday, Reading the Fine Script: Service Providers, Terms and Conditions and Consumer RightsTHE CENTRE FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY, July 2, 2014.


Jyoti Panday, Contestations of Data, ECJ Safe Harbor Ruling and Lessons for IndiaTHE CENTRE FOR INTERNET AND SOCIETY, October 14, 2015.