Friday, November 6, 2020
12:10 - 1:30 PM | Virtual

Civil Rights During a Pandemic: Privacy, Protest and Racial Justice

Featuring
Esha Bhandari
Senior Staff Attorney, Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, ACLU

Esha Bhandari
Senior Staff Attorney, Speech, Privacy & Technology Project, ACLU

Esha Bhandari is a senior staff attorney with the ACLU’s Project on Speech, Privacy, and Technology, where she works on litigation and advocacy to protect freedom of expression and privacy rights in the digital age. She also focuses on the impact of big data and artificial intelligence on civil liberties. She has litigated cases including Sandvig v. Barr, a First Amendment challenge to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act on behalf of researchers who test for housing and employment discrimination online, and Alasaad v. Wolf, a challenge to suspicionless electronic device searches at the U.S. border.

Esha was previously an Equal Justice Works fellow with the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project, where she was involved in litigating cases concerning a right to counsel in immigration proceedings and immigration detainer policies. Esha is a graduate of McGill University, where she was a Loran Scholar and received the Allen Oliver Gold Medal in Political Science, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and Columbia Law School. She served as a law clerk to the Hon. Amalya L. Kearse of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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