MR LOBSANG GYATSO SITHAR was born on 22nd June 1982 in Dharamsala, India. He completed his school education from Upper Tibetan Children Village (UTCV) and graduated with B. SC. in Computer Science from Loyola College, Chennai as a Gold Medallist. Mr. Gyatso did his Software Engineering from London Metropolitan University, UK.
After coming back to Dharamsala, he has worked with global researchers on cyber security issues faced by the Tibetan community. Mr. Gyatso has been working at Tibet Action Institute and currently he is the Digital Security Program Director. He was named as one of the 32 innovators building a better future as part of the WIRED 2021 Smart list and was on the Advisory Board of Citizen Clinic, a public-interest cybersecurity clinic at the University of California-Berkeley from 2018-2020. For more than 10 years, he has worked closely with Tibetans communicating Tibetans inside Tibet on digital security, censorship, and surveillance in Tibet and was interviewed as an expert and other internet freedom-related work by Tibetan as well as International Media. Mr. Sithar is a member of the 17th Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile from the Utsang province.