Amid controversies over nepotism, Facebook named Sunil Abraham as the Director of Data and Emerging Tech for monitoring the public policy of the social platform in India. He will monitor the tech policies of the social media giant. He will be responsible for building rapport and engagements with the key stakeholders in the public policy area of data privacy, consumer protection, and AI-led innovation for new products and services, the company stated.

As part of the public policy leadership team, Abraham will contribute to important policy development initiatives and proceedings in India and the South Asia region on data protection, privacy, new and emerging tech and represent Facebook’s position in these multi-stakeholder processes. He will report to

Sunil Abraham, a co-founder of the Centre for Internet and Society, policy and academic research organization focusing on accessibility, openness, access to knowledge, internet governance, digital humanities, and telecom regulation in 2008, is one of the key persons in his field. He has been an advocate of free/open-source software and was a part of the Wikimedia movement starting in 2004 when he co-managed the International Open Source Network for UNDP. He spent a year as Endowed Professor at ArtEZ University for the Arts in the Netherlands.

“Sunil’s experience in the field of technology policy and his vast research on data reforms are an ideal fit for Facebook. With his expertise and experience, he will help us in our mission to build transparency, accountability, and empowered communities,” said Ankhi Das, Public Policy Director, Facebook -India, South & Central Asia.