Kahaan Mehta

Kahaan is a Research Fellow in the Applied Law and Technology Research Team at Vidhi. His experience in the technology law and policy space is diverse, spanning academia, strategic litigation, and advocacy. Previously, he has worked at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington D.C.), the Software Freedom Law Center, India (SFLC.in), and at the Daksha Fellowship. His work has focused on areas such as internet shutdowns, technological due process, digital free speech, privacy, and AI governance. He has worked on reports on different subjects at the intersection of law and technology commissioned by the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office (UK FCDO), the European Commission (EC), among others. His work often incorporates an interdisciplinary perspective, specifically from the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), system design principles, and philosophy of technology. He graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune in 2021 with an LL.B., and secured his LL.M. in Technology Law and Policy from the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. in 2024.