Tarun Krishnakumar

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Tarun Krishnakumar
Tarun Krishnakumar
Legal Fellow, Wikimedia Foundation
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. - Confucious

About me

I have been a Legal Fellow at the Wikimedia Foundation since August 2016. I am a licensed Advocate in India (Bar Council of Delhi) and worked with a large Indian law firm prior to joining the Foundation. I am a graduate of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore and spent the summer of 2015 at the Berkman Center working on intellectual property and free speech issues.

I enjoy working on the legal, regulatory, and public policy issues at the intersection of the law and emerging technology. Things I especially find interesting include privacy, surveillance, search and seizure, and cyber security. I've been published on topics ranging from copyright trolls and symbolic expression to cybersecurity and digital evidence (although I've grown disillusioned with paywalled academic journals of late and focus on mainstream media). You can read more about my publications and background on my LinkedIn page..

When I am not lawyering, I am probably watching a Liverpool F.C. game or catching up on the latest happenings in tech.

My work

I work with the legal team on a variety of legal and public policy issues ranging from intermediary liability and copyright to privacy and disputes.

Disclaimer: I work for the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I intend to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: tkrishnakumar@wikimedia.org