Namrata Maheshwari is an Encryption Policy Fellow with Access Now. She works on initiatives involving encryption policy, national security and digital rights, and cybersecurity, in the Asia Pacific region as well as globally. Her work focuses on securing privacy and freedom of expression in the digital age. Prior to joining Access Now, she worked with the Center for Democracy & Technology as a Consultant, primarily on their Freedom, Security and Technology Project. Namrata completed her LL.M. from Columbia Law School and received her law degree from Jindal Global Law School prior to that. She has previously worked at a premiere corporate law firm in India, and then as a litigator before Indian courts.