Daksha Fellowship is organizing Data Week as a part of the #DakshaSeries.
Date: 11th to 15th May
The data discourse hasn't been more relevant at a time before this pandemic. Data has been used to mine information, draw up models to strengthen the contact-tracing infrastructure and forecast for the future. Be it easing the burden of lock-down slowly or developing tools to reopen the economy, the data ecosystem has played a significant role in helping the Government develop policy interventions for Covid-19. There are also other developments like the Facebook-Jio deal touching down the Indian markets over mounting concerns on data sharing and implementation. Propaganda says that data in the hands of governments and corporations will solve real on-ground problems, but questions on privacy, security, surveillance and platform monopolization remain. We do not yet have a data protection law or a regulatory authority to ensure compliance. Without this law, there are varying degrees of implications to markets, citizen rights, privacy and safety. We need to urgently start thinking about safeguards and fortifying frameworks to ensure that good data is used for good, lawful purposes.
Data is also shaping the legal space. As the value of data held by law firms becomes better understood, and the technology to analyse it matures, there will be a requirement for lawyers who understand data science. The rise of machines have also transformed the legal technology arena, be it through legal assistants, or online dispute resolution. These surely indicate that the legal profession is changing, and lawyers need to upgrade their skills to align with the times.
These trends and issues surely warrant debates, opinions and discussions. The Data Week at Daksha is a measure to participate in this broader data discourse and we will kick-start our efforts.
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