As a senior fellow, Sergei Hovyadinov will work with the Ranking Digital Rights Project at the Open Technology Institute to provide an in-depth analysis of the role of internet intermediaries in the execution of Russian state controls over the internet and how these companies adjust their operations and transparency practices in autocratic regimes like Russia.
Sergei is a doctoral candidate at Stanford Law School. His research focuses on the evolution of state control over the Internet in Russia. In his most recent job at Google he managed legal affairs of the company in Russia and Eastern Europe. Before that, he was a legal counsel at Intel in Russia and the UK. He holds a JSM (Stanford Law School); an LL.M (McGeorge School of Law), and an LLB in Law (Odessa State University).