Sunday, October 8, 2017

CSSP Talk on 11th October | Data Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and the ‘Cloud': Regulating Cyberspace | Rodney D. Ryder

Centre for Studies in Science Policy

School of Social Sciences, JNU

Invites you to

Talk on

Data Privacy, Security, Confidentiality and the 'Cloud': Regulating Cyberspace – Version 2.0


Rodney D. Ryder

Practicing Lawyer

Venue: Room No. 227, 2nd Floor, SSS-1

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, 11th October 2017

Abstract: Privacy and Data Protection are critical issues in this new online world. With the advent of new technologies, it has become easier to collect sensitive personal information of an individual. It is the duty of the collector of such sensitive information to protect it at all times from unauthorised access and use by third parties. The session will focus on prevalent issues and challenges related to information security, privacy and data protection. Existing regulatory mechanisms such as the Information Technology Act, 2000 in India, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation and other such legislations will also be discussed in the context of cloud computing, cross border data sharing, confidentiality, trade secrets, etc. The session will primarily focus on the following: Internet Law and Policy: Information Security and Data Transfer; Indian Information Technology Act, 2000; Cloud Computing; Cross Border Data Sharing; Confidentiality, Trade Secrets and Privacy; Data Privacy and Information Security [Challenges and Strategies]; Data Protection Legislations around the world.

About the Speaker: Rodney D. Ryder is a lawyer with two decades of experience in technology, intellectual property and new media laws. He is a partner with Scriboard, a full service commercial law firm with cutting edge specialisation in technology, new media and intellectual property laws. He is the author of Guide to Cyber Laws: the Information Technology Act, 2000, E-Commerce, Data Protection and the Internet, the first section-wise analysis of the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000. He is presently Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on the implementation of the Information Technology Act, 2000. He has been nominated as a 'Leading Lawyer' in intellectual property, technology, communications and media law by Asia Law, Who'sWhoLegal, Asia Legal 500, amongst other International publications. Mr. Ryder has been listed as one of India's leading lawyers in the '40 under 45' study conducted by WhosWhoLegal, United Kingdom. His second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet [published by LexisNexis] has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work on domain name disputes by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India and has been quoted in the first and only judgement by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India on domain names [Satyam Infoway Ltd. v. Sifynet Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; (2004) 6 SCC 145]. He is advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NIXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NIXI.


All are welcome to attend the lecture.

Coordinator, CSSP Lecture Series

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