Ridhi Shetty


Center for Democracy & Technology

Policy Counsel, Privacy & Data Project

Ridhi Shetty is a policy counsel with CDT’s Privacy & Data Project. Her work focuses on algorithm-driven decision-making and other data practices that affect marginalized communities’ access to economic opportunities and fundamental needs, with a particular interest in the intersections of marginalization. She analyzes how policymaking for these practices should strengthen enforcement of and build upon existing civil rights and consumer protection laws.

Prior to joining CDT, Ridhi was a research assistant on publications centering human rights and social justice, including Professor Sherley Cruz’s Coding for Cultural Competency: Expanding Access to Justice with Technology. Ridhi also researched local civil rights laws and discrimination cases as a Legislative & Policy Clerk at the District of Columbia Office of Human Rights. 

Ridhi earned her J.D. at American University Washington College of Law, where she was a student attorney at the aptly renamed Gender Justice Clinic and a writer and Senior Column Editor on the Human Rights Brief. Her interest in the gaps between policymaking and affected communities arose from her work at Aljira, a nonprofit in Newark, New Jersey, that used art to foster community dialogue and connections.



Contributions by Ridhi Shetty