Christina is an attorney and business executive. Her data privacy scholarship “Moving from NASA to Nixon: Privacy’s Second Strand—A Right to Informational Privacy” is cited extensively in the Indian Supreme Court decision on which the current WhatsApp litigation rests. Christina served as VP of Business Development and Innovation for Like Minded Media Ventures. Christina was formerly Head of Strategy and Innovation for Verizon's news portfolio, and Chief of Staff for The Huffington Post. Christina was also a corporate attorney at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP and a law associate in the White House Counsel's Office. She is a graduate of Yale Law School.
The legal battle between Facebook-owned WhatsApp and the Indian government is a bit of a high-stakes game of chess determining both global consumer privacy and the sovereignty of tech companies to build such privacy on their own platforms.