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Who is Rajiv Aggarwal, Facebook India’s new director of public policy?

Although Aggarwal has experience in both government and private sectors, his new position comes with a controversial past.

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Facebook on September 21 announced the appointment of former IAS officer Rajiv Aggarwal as the director of public policy for India. Rajiv Aggarwal's resumé Most recently, Aggarwal served as Uber's Head of Public Policy for India and South Asia for just over a year. Before that, Aggarwal spent 25 years in civil services as an IAS officer. According to his LinkedIn profile, Aggarwal spent over 21 years as a Sub-Divisional Magistrate in Uttar Pradesh and 4 years as a Joint Secretary in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade. In its press release, Facebook highlighted Aggarwal's role in steering India's first-ever national policy on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and in the digital transformation of India’s IP offices. "I’m thrilled that Rajiv is joining us to lead the Public Policy team. With his expertise and experience, Rajiv will help further our mission to build…

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