Bedavyasa Mohanty is a lawyer by training and Associate Fellow with Observer Research Foundation’s Cyber Initiative. His current work focuses on encryption and the regulation of lethal autonomous weapons systems. Bedavyasa coordinates ORF’s cyber security capacity building for Indian law enforcement officials. He is the curator of CyFy, ORF’s flagship conference on technology, security and society. Bedavyasa’s latest paper, “Hitting Refresh” analyses elements in the data sharing process between law enforcement agencies in India and the US and offers reforms to address them. The paper was recently cited by the high-level government agency that drafted India’s first comprehensive data protection law.