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Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
Arghya is founder and research director at the Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, New Delhi, India. He graduated in law from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), and obtained his B.C.L. from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. While at Oxford, he completed his DPhil. on Independence and Accountability of the Indian Higher Judiciary. At Vidhi, his areas of specialisation are constitutional and administrative law with a specific focus on law and technology. He regularly advises the Union of India, state governments, and regulatory authorities on a range of legislation and regulation. In the last two years, he has represented the State of Haryana and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in the landmark Puttaswamy Case on the right to privacy in the Supreme Court. He was also a member of the Committee of Experts appointed by the Government of India which drafted a data protection law for India. Arghya has a number of academic publications in leading academic journals including Public Law and Law Quarterly Review. He also regularly writes for national dailies such as The Telegraph, Hindustan Times and The Times of India. His monograph, titled Independence and Accountability of the Indian Higher Judiciary is being published by Cambridge University Press in May 2019.