This episode welcomes Mishi Choudhary to discuss the state of Digital India. We describe Mishi's path to become founder of the Software Freedom Law Center, India ( -- one of the country's most influential digital rights organizations. Topics discussed include Free Software and the Internet Freedom movement, government and commercial surveillance, the Supreme Court ruling on privacy as a fundamental right, data fiduciaries, the controversial Aadhaar biometric identity system, the role of US, Chinese and local tech corporations, and models for tech rights and development.

Mishi Choudhary is Legal Director of the Software Freedom Law Center in New York and the founder of the Software Freedom Law Center, India. Her clients have included Debian, the Apache Software Foundation, and OpenSSL. provides free legal advice and works with lawyers, policy analysts, technologists, and students to promote innovation and open access in the digital age. In 2015, Choudhary became the only lawyer in the world to simultaneously appear on briefs in the US and Indian Supreme Courts in the same term. In 2018, Choudhary launched Mishi Choudhary & Associates LLP, her own law and policy practice operating in Delhi and Bangalore, India.

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