Apar Gupta is a lawyer and the Executive Director of the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF). He completed his post-graduate degree from the Columbia University School of Law and has practised law for more than a decade. He worked as a commercial litigator in top law firms such as Karanjawala & Co. and was a partner at Advani & Co. During this period, he conducted courses on law and technology at institutes such as NLS, Bangalore and NLU, Delhi.
His writing includes op-eds, journal articles, and legal commentary on the Information Technology Act, 2000 published as a book by Lexis Nexis that is presently in its third edition. Since 2015, he has been working extensively on public interest issues which include strategic litigation and the organisation of campaigns and collectives. In court, his work as a lawyer includes key digital rights cases on privacy and censorship. He has worked extensively with activists and government institutions in public campaigns to advance net neutrality, reform defamation laws, fight against internet shutdowns, and introduce a strong privacy statute.