Internet Technology and Governance with talks from Amrita Choudhury and Simone Basso
Intersection of Tech and Policy from Indian Perspective
We are living in a digital age where technology has become an integral part of our lives. While technology has transformed our lives by ushering in new opportunities, we are also witnessing new challenges, which regulators are grappling to address. To keep up with the times, even in India, we are witnessing several new regulations that have been brought in (such as the Digital Personal Data Protection Act. The Telecommunications Bill 2023) and discussions underway to overhaul or bring in new regulations (such as the Digital India Act, Digital Competition Bill, Broadcasting Services Bill 2023, Cybersecurity Strategy, etc.). Additionally, there are ongoing discourses to address the challenge of misinformation and fake news (deep fakes), governance of AI, discussions on network usage fees, encryption, etc.
The talk would highlight these regulatory changes and trends and why all stakeholders especially the technical community must participate in such discourses so that India can come up with nuanced, implementable robust, forward-looking regulations. The talk would also discuss how the technical community can engage meaningfully in these discourses.