Bilal serves as a Policy Analyst for FPF’s Global Privacy Team and is based in India. He will focus on monitoring and analyzing developments related to the implementation and enforcement of India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act, as well as tracking advancements in adjacent policy areas such as artificial intelligence regulation.
Prior to joining FPF, Bilal played a key role in supporting the Office of the Minister of State for the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. At the Ministry, he contributed his expertise in legal and policy research, focusing on areas such as data protection, platform regulation, and online gaming.
He has also worked as a researcher at the Centre for Communication Governance (CCG), National Law University Delhi, and the Aapti Institute. While at CCG, he authored policy responses, research reports, and blog posts on issues surrounding data governance and intermediary liability. At Aapti, his research focused on the role of data stewardship models in enhancing the socio-economic value of data while preserving community privacy rights.
Bilal holds an LL.B (Honours) degree from the University of Edinburgh, where his undergraduate thesis focused on defining the contours of India’s constitutional right to privacy. He was also a 2021 Daksha Technology Law and Policy Fellow.