Amba Kak

Director of Global Policy and Programs

As Director of Global Strategy & Programs, Amba will develop and lead AI Now’s global policy engagement, programs, and partnerships.

As policy counsel, researcher, and lawyer, Amba has worked on a variety of technology-related issues. She joins AI Now from her role as Policy Advisor at Mozilla, where she led the organization’s work in India and contributed to global policy fora on issues such as data protection, online content regulation, and network neutrality. She was also part of Mozilla’s inaugural cohort of Technology Policy Fellows.

Amba’s interdisciplinary research includes a project on network neutrality and zero-rating at the Oxford Internet Institute in 2014, as well as work on copyright licensing practices in the digital age as Google Policy Fellow in 2012. Previously, Amba has worked at the National Institute of Public Finance & Policy, New Delhi where she provided advisory to government regulators on telecom policy. She has also been the Secretariat Coordinator for the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information, an advocacy network focused on transparency and accountability laws.

Amba has published widely across academic journals, is a regular opinion piece contributor to national news dailies, and has been cited in international publications like The Wired, LA Times, and Forbes.

Trained as a lawyer, Amba received her BA LLB (Hons) from the National University of Juridical Sciences in India. As a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford, she has received a Masters in Law (BCL) and an MSc in Social Science of the Internet.