Gaurav Laroia

Policy Counsel

Gaurav is Free Press’ policy counsel and works alongside the policy team on topics ranging from internet freedom issues like Net Neutrality and media ownership to consumer privacy and government surveillance. Gaurav’s human rights and civil liberties work has taken him from Capitol Hill to Uganda, India and Liberia. Before joining Free Press, he worked at the Government Accountability Project protecting the rights of national security whistleblowers like Edward Snowden, and prior to that as a legislative counsel at the American Civil Liberties Union. He earned both his B.A. in international affairs and his J.D. from the George Washington University. Outside of work he can be found getting some fresh air riding his bike to and from one of D.C.’s many roof decks. Follow him on Twitter @gauravlaroia.

Blogs

Recent Press Statements

  • Racial Justice, Civil Liberties and Consumer Rights Groups Urge Congress to Reject Industry Push to Undermine FCC Privacy Protections

    January 27, 2017
    WASHINGTON — On Friday, a coalition of 19 racial justice, consumer protection, civil liberties, and privacy groups submitted a letter urging congressional leaders to reject calls for using the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to undermine online privacy protections.
  • Free Press Hails FCC's Landmark Broadband-Privacy Rules

    October 27, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to adopt rules giving internet users more choice over whether and how broadband providers use private information. The rules passed on a 3–2 vote, with Chairman Tom Wheeler, Commissioner Mignon Clyburn and Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel voting for these strong but sensible privacy safeguards.
  • Free Press Praises FCC's Final Broadband-Privacy Proposal

    October 6, 2016
    WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission released key details on the broadband-privacy rules likely to come up for a vote at the agency’s Oct. 27 meeting. The proposal builds on the FCC’s 2015 decision to reclassify broadband access as a telecom service under Title II of the Communications Act.

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