Event Report: RMLNLU's National Seminar on Law & Technology, 2021

Event Report: RMLNLU's National Seminar on Law & Technology, 2021

The Committee to organize Seminars, Workshops, Extra- Mural and Special Lectures of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow organized a virtual National Seminar on Law and Technology: Issues and Perspectives on 26th-27th March 2021.


The event took place on the online platform Zoom in a span of two days consisting of the Inaugural ceremony, five Technical Sessions wherein participants presented their articles and finally ended with the Valedictory ceremony.

The event started at 10:30 AM on 26th March with the opening address of the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Subir K Bhatnagar and was followed by the address of the chairperson of the organizing committee. Many professionals, academicians and public-spirited people marked their presence at the event and added feathers in the cap.

The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Tabrez Ahmed, the Vice-Chancellor of GD Goenka University. Mr. Triveni Singh, SP of Cyber Cell, Lucknow was the Guest of Honour of the event. The Keynote Speaker of the Seminar was Adv. Apar Gupta, Executive Director of the Internet Freedom Foundation.

The participants of the Seminar presented papers on Data Protection, Privacy, Right to be Forgotten, State Surveillance, OTT platforms, Internet Shutdown, Fintech and Cryptocurrency, Virtual Courts and Freedom of Speech.

The Technical Sessions were chaired and co-chaired by esteemed members of the legal fraternity.

Adv. Mathew Chacko, Adv. Puneet Bhasin. Ms. Asheeta Regidi, Dr. Aparajita Bhat, Dr. Ashok P. Wadje, Dr. Kumar Akshand Pandey, Dr. Atul Kumar Tiwari, Ms. Priya Anuragini, Dr. Abdullah Nasir, Dr. Prem Kumar Gautam adjudicated the paper presentations in the sessions.

The two-day National Seminar ended on 27th March at 4:30 PM. Adv. Mathew Chacko, Dr. Aparajita Bhat, Dr. Kumar Akshand Pandey presented their thoughts on the theme of the seminar.

The following were declared as the winners:

1. Raghavi Rajgopalan: "Right to Forgotten: A historical and Jurisprudential Analysis"

2. Kaushitaki Sharma and Sarthak Yadav: "A constitutional and technical examination of Aarogya Setu: Can we do better?"

3. Sejal Gupta and Samarth Jain: "Net Neutrality: Steadying the Wrong Foot"

The detailed write up is available below

RMLNLU Seminar on Law & Technology.pdf
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