Nighat Dad (Class of 2019)
Nighat Dad is a lawyer specialising in digital rights, civil liberties and digital surveillance. She is one of the pioneers who have been campaigning around access to open internet in Pakistan and globally. Owing to her background, in 2012, Nighat set up Digital Rights Foundation. The foundation aims to strengthen protections of human rights defenders by raising awareness about privacy and cyber-harassment. Nighat has been a champion of women’s rights through her work with DRF.
As a Member at Facebook Group’s Oversight Board , Nighat is a vanguard of free expression. The Board is tasked with the challenging problem of providing judgement on the propriety of controversial comments.
Additionally, she has also been an affiliate with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University