Sunday, 29 July 2018

DiSAI Workshop on ‘Securing the Digital India' at Anna University

Hon'ble Justice Shri R Subramanian inaugurating the workshop

Digital Security Association of India (DiSAI), one of the initiatives of this ezine PreSense organised a one-day Workshop on “Securing the Digital India”.  Hon’ble Justice Mr.  R. Subramanian, Judge, Madras High Court, inaugurated the workshop. In his address, he highlighted the ramification of individual privacy in India.  Quoting the landmark judgement of the apex court declaring privacy as a fundamental right, he said it had been reiterated several times that freedom of expression was always subject to reasonable restrictions.  He added that the freedom of expression of any individual should not cause invasion into another’s privacy. 

Dr P.V. Kumaraguru, Deputy Director of the Guru Nanak College, Chennai, in his keynote address, elaborated on the techno-legal issues involved in digital security and detailed the subjects associated with it, viz. artificial intelligence and big data analysis.

Experts in the field of digital security, such as cyber law, cyber security, network technology, social networking sites and cyber-crime investigation, shared their knowledge during the various sessions in the day. The well-known cyber law expert, Shri Naa Vijayashankar discussed the draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill that had been submitted by the Sri Krishna Commission to the Central Government the previous day.

In the panel discussion that followed, the panellists, Mr Badri Seshadri and Mr Logesh Babu discussed the Data Privacy related issues in India as compared to those of the western world like General Data Protection Regulations in UK. In the post-lunch session, there was a panel discussion on ‘Cyber Crimes: a 360-Degree Overview’.  Additional Superintendent of Police, Ms. Lavanya spoke about the current status of cyber-crimes in the state while senior cyber law advocate, Mr Karthikeyan spoke about the various provisions of the Information Technology Act and other related legal provisions. Shri Karruppuswamy from Jesuit Technologies presented the network related issues. 

There were two short informative sessions on ‘Digital Evidences’ and ‘Nuances of a Mobile Phone’.  In the valedictory session, Dr R Nataraj, IPS, Director-General of Police (Retired) and sitting Member of the State Legislative Assembly, shared his experiences with cyber-crime cases and added that the future was going to be completely digital, and hence, every digital user should be made aware about digital security for his own security.

The event photos can be downloaded from the link 

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