Jayadev Parida, PhD, was formerly Assistant Professor-I in AIIS, AUUP, Noida and had a research stint at Observer Research Foundation’s Cyber Initiative, New Delhi & FNSR, New Delhi. He was a Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Fellow and Indo-German-Project Fellow at Freie Universität Berlin (The Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft), Germany. He has an M.Phil. and as ICSSR Doctoral Fellow, obtained a PhD from the Centre for European Studies, SIS, JNU, New Delhi. His teaching and research revolve around International Relations, Political Theory, European Studies, Security Studies, Geopolitics, Data Protection, Privacy, and Emerging Technologies.