Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIPR) of Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU) organised an international webinar on “Challenges to Law and Technology in the 21st Century”. Several law practitioners, professors and students from various universities across the nation attended the webinar. The virtual webinar has laid emphasis on advancements in the technology till date and challenges which follows the developments by the DSNLU Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. Surya Prakash.
Professor in Business Law & MHRD Chair of NLIU, Bhopal (DR) Ghayuralam, explained about ‘Genetically Modified Foods: Benefits and Controversies’ He phrased the lecture by sharing his experience with the subject for the day and explained that the genetically modified foods by taking examples of coconut oil, soft drinks and others etc for specifying the benefits to people in India to suppress starvation for the second-highest populated nation.
The President of Cyber Law Consulting (Advocates& Attorneys) Dr Prashant Mali,) explained about ‘Implication of New Technology in Criminal Investigation’. He also highlighted that the technology is practically helping the departments of Investigations for investigating in many cases. He says that drones, robots and algorithms are doing policing. He concluded his lecture by noting that Artificial Intelligence is a predictive policing algorithm to find potential criminal activity. He also expressed that like we conferred juridical person status to Ram lalla (statute) at Ram JanmaBhoomi, in future we will recognise robot as a person. He suggested law students to specialise in cyber forensics, data privacy and data mining laws, cloud computing, Internet of things (IOT) and law etc.
In his key note speech on ‘Data Protection Laws by renowned Dr Subhajit Basu, Chair of British and Irish Law Education and Technology Association, Faculty of Information Technology, School of Law, University of Leeds, UK said the creation of a good law is the key for its enhancement. Stating further, he notes that ‘Data is all about People’, he comes out with a notion saying Data is our right and responsibility referring to examples of DNA & Genetic Data. He also took many examples of trending technologies like Alexa, Netflix, Google etc. Simplifying his lecture would be ‘Data is Public Interest and Public Needs’ in connection with surveillance capitalism.
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