Chinmayi Sharma

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Chinmayi Sharma is a law student at University of Virginia, where she is focusing on cybersecurity and tech policy. She founded and served as the first president of LIST, the law school’s first tech law society, and serves as Online Development Editor of the Virginia Law Review. Prior to law school, she helped co-found a tech consulting company for which she acted as an adviser and programmer to growing startups and larger international development organizations. She has also worked at Deloitte and CEB, now Gartner. She graduated with highest distinction from Duke University with B.A.s in English and Public Policy.

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Intelligence Oversight

Summary: Big Brother Watch and Others v. the United Kingdom

On Sept. 13, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that the United Kingdom’s bulk data-collection programs violate human-rights law by failing to incorporate adequate privacy safeguards and oversight—but that mass surveillance and intelligence sharing did not violate international law.