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Data Week By Daksha Fellowship [11th -15th May]

Aasavri Rai
9 May 2020 11:27 AM GMT
Data Week By Daksha Fellowship [11th -15th May]
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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.

Data Week Event Details:

Day 1:

  • Date: 11th May 2020 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM IST
  • Speakers: Rahul Matthan, Justice Sri Krishna & Ananth Padmanabhan
  • Theme: Daksha Dialogues Session on "Data Governance and Democratic Ethos"
  • To register, click here.

Day 2:

  • Date: 12th May 2020 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM IST
  • Speakers: Sahil Deo, Mathew Chacko, Kriti Trehan, Aadya Misra & Archana Sivasubramanian
  • Theme: Daksha Dialogues Session on "Data and the Legal Profession"
  • To register, click here.

Day 3:

  • Date: 13th May 2020; 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM IST
  • Speakers: Usha Ramanathan, Prerna Mukharya & Mahesh Menon
  • Theme: Daksha Dialogues Session on "Social Implications of Big Data"
  • To register, click here.

Day 4:

  • Date: 14th May 2020 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM IST
  • Speaker: Malavika Raghavan
  • Theme: Daksha Masterclass-1 on "Concepts and Principles of Data Protection"
  • To register, click here.

Day 5:

  • Date: 15th May 2020 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM IST
  • Speaker: Neha Chaudhri
  • Theme: Daksha Masterclass-2 on "Data Protection in Practice: Compliance and Penalties"
  • To register, click here.

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