School of Law GD Goenka University concludes International Conference on Law and Technology

The event facilitated the exchange of innovative ideas, networking opportunities, and the advancement of discourse on digital transformation and its implications on the law.
GD Goenka conference
GD Goenka conference

The School of Law at GD Goenka University, Gurugram, proudly hosted the International Conference on Law and Technology on June 7th and 8th, 2024. Themed “Emerging Jurisprudence of Digital Transformation of Law” with a specific focus on “Policy Tackling Cyber Threats,” the online conference brought together over 200 leading academicians, policymakers, industry experts, and research scholars from across the globe.

The International Conference was inaugurated by:

Rakesh Maheshwari - Former Senior Director and Head of Cyber Laws and Data Governance in the Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY)

Deepankar Khare - Joint Director, Public Policy at MAIT, and

Anandaday Misshra - Founder and Managing Partner, AMLEGALS

The sessions were chaired by -

Dr. Bishwa Kallyan Dash - Assistant Professor (Sr.), National Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar
Dr. Kavita Chawla - Associate Professor of Law, BML Munjal
Dr. Brinda Banerjee - Head - Tech Policy and Research, Cyber Peace Foundation
Dr. Vidhi Madaan Chadda - Associate Professor of Law, Dr BR Ambedkar National Law University, Sonepat, Haryana

The session Co-Chairs included -

Dr. Hari Om Awasthy - Assistant Professor at Department of Law, Prestige University of Management and Research, Gwalior
Dr. S.B Md. Irfan Ali Abbas - Adjunct Faculty at University College of Law, Osmania University
Dr. Sangeethan Sriram - Assistant Professor, Department of Law, Central University of Tamil Nadu
Bhavna Mahadew - Lecturer in Law University of Technology, Mauritius

The concept of "Emerging Jurisprudence of Digital Transformation of Law" reflects the evolving legal landscape in the era of rapid technological advancement. This paradigm shift highlights the profound impact of digital transformation on traditional legal frameworks and the emergence of new legal principles and practices addressing the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital age.

Throughout the conference, participants explored how digital transformation has permeated every aspect of society, altering the way law is practiced, interpreted, and enforced. Key topics included the adoption of digital technologies in legal processes, the ethical implications of artificial intelligence, and the regulation of emerging technologies. The intersection of law and technology has grown increasingly complex and multifaceted, prompting in-depth discussions and analyses.

The conference featured a series of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and interactive workshops aimed at examining how the legal system must respond to the challenges posed by technological advancements. It provided a platform for professionals, academicians, and students to come together and discuss interdisciplinary aspects of law and technology, addressing pressing issues and challenges in this arena.

Key objectives of the conference included:

  • Creating a close network among academicians, researchers, students, and industry professionals to foster an environment for the exchange of ideas between academia and industry.

  • Stimulating research and debate on contemporary challenges in the digital market economy, digitalization, and digital governance.

  • Collaborating and formulating joint projects with other institutions, universities, and NGOs in India and abroad to promote research knowledge in the fields of technology and cyber laws.

  • Developing a better understanding of technology laws to shape a legal framework that promotes fairness, accountability, and justice in the digital age.

Commenting on the conference Dr. Jayaram Raghunath, Dean of School of Law, GD Goenka University said,

"We are thrilled to have hosted this landmark conference, which has provided an invaluable platform for experts and scholars to converge and delve into the complexities of digital transformation and its impact on legal frameworks. This event has reinforced our commitment to fostering innovation, collaboration, and a deeper understanding of technology laws that promote fairness, accountability, and justice in the digital age."

The event facilitated the exchange of innovative ideas, networking opportunities, and the advancement of discourse on digital transformation and its implications on the law. Participants left with a deeper understanding of the evolving legal landscape and a commitment to future collaborative projects and ongoing dialogue in the intersection of law and technology.

About GD Goenka University

Established in 2013 and located in Gurugram, Delhi NCR, GD Goenka University is a leading multi- disciplinary institution of higher education. Established with a vision to redefine education and empower the next generation of thought leaders, the university rooted in a rich heritage of culture and armed with a forward-looking approach, offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral programmes that transcend traditional boundaries and equip our students with the skills and knowledge to thrive in an ever-evolving global economy. Committed to academic rigor, research and innovation, and holistic development, the university is dedicated to nurturing intellectual curiosity, fostering creativity, and producing socially responsible global citizens.

A forerunner in implementing best practices of the NEP 2020, the university operates 8 schools and hosts a diverse body of 6000+ students and 11000+ alumni from over 45 countries. It is recognised by UGC and BCI and is a member of prestigious national and international organisations including Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) and the International Association of Universities (IAU). It is recognized by QS IGUAGE as a “Diamond” rated University for teaching and learning. The university is located on a 60-acre sustainable campus and features state-of-the-art facilities including smart classrooms, research and design labs, experience centres, sports facilities of international scale including a shooting range and a half-Olympic size swimming pool and world-class air-conditioned hostels.

The School of Law at GD Goenka University is committed to excellence in legal education and research. With a focus on contemporary legal issues and interdisciplinary studies, the school aims to produce well-rounded legal professionals equipped to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. 

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