REPORT ON NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON EMERGING CONTOURS OF CYBERSPACE AND THE LEGAL REGIME
3-5 July 2020
Vivekananda School of Law and Legal Studies, VIPS in collaboration with The legal lens organized the Three days National Workshop on Emerging Contours of Cyberspace and the Legal Regime with the purpose of spreading awareness among the countrymen about the virtual world around us i.e. the cyberspace through the medium of Zoom and The Legal lens Youtube channel. Around 825 participants from different colleges of various streams, educationists, professionals, participated in the workshop which was arranged in 9 sessions including seven technical sessions with seven themes spread over the period of three days from 3rd to 5th July 2020. The themes for the technical session were kept simple yet comprehensive to give the participants an insight into the conceptual as well as legal framework governing cyberspace.
The Workshop was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Rashmi Salpekar, Worskshop Director, Dean, Vivekananda School of Law, and Legal Studies, VIPS by her motivating and enthusiastic address on 3rd July 2020.
The inaugural session was followed by a first technical session which was dealt by Dr. Prashant Mali, Advocate at Supreme Court of India wherein he enlighten the participants on the theme Introduction to Digital India & Cyber Laws.
The second technical session of the workshop was taken by Dr. Ashok Dhamija, Advocate, the Supreme Court of India on the theme “The framework of cyber laws”. The Third Technical Session was by Prof. Dr. TV Subba Rao (Emeritus Professor, VSLLS, VIPS) on the theme of Cyber offenses. On the Second day i.e 4th July 2020, which started with welcoming the participants and Dignitaries, two Technical sessions took place.
Dr. A. Nagarathna, Associate Professor at National Law School of India University, Bengaluru addressed the gathering on the theme “Role of Intermediary & Intermediary Rule” in the 1st technical session for the day. The second technical session was taken by Advocate Osama Suhail, founder of ANZ LAWs on the theme “Electronic Contract and Cryptocurrency”.
The third day of the workshop i.e 5th July 2020 started with deliberation upon the theme “Protection of Privacy and data” by Mr. Neeraj Aarora, Advocate-On-Record (AOR) Supreme Court of India. Dr. Pavan Duggal Advocate, Supreme Court of India Founder & Chairman, International Commission on Cyber Security Law graced the last technical session wherein he pleasingly delivered his address on the theme “Intellectual Property Rights and Cyber laws”.
The valedictory Session was blessed by the presence of Hon’ble Justice Rajiv Shakdher, High Court of Delhi, New Delhi who delivered Valedictory address and appreciated the organizers for this initiative.
The workshop proved to be an extremely learning experience for both the organizers as well as the participant
The jury members were, Ms. Avani Bhatnagar, Assistant Professor at Vivekananda School of English Studies & Ms. Nidhi Sharma, Assistant Professor in the Department of English at ARSD College, Delhi University. The participants delivered their arguments precisely and they spoke on myriad issues like the response of the Central and the State governments on the issue of safety of doctors, the Shramik Express, As the competition intensified, the interjectors used their analytical and critical powers to question the viewpoints of all the participants, which were being meticulously countered by all the participants. As the final slot began, the discussions went on to be deeper & the participants elucidated their points thoroughly. The debate was concluded with a vote of thanks by the convenors of both the colleges, namely Dr. Deepa Kaushik, VIPS & Dr. Shubha Dwivedi, ARSD College & the winners were announced. The event concluded with a note of appreciation for the Students’ Organizing Team of both VIPS & ARSD College. The organizers, as well as the participants, had an enriching experience.