Advanced Training Programme on Digital Rights & Digital Equity

GNLU Gandhinagar is organising Advanced Training Programme on Digital Rights & Digital Equity on 16-18 August 2024.

Course Description

Technology has become ubiquitous, permeating every aspect of our personal and professional lives. From social media and online shopping to remote work and e-governance, the digital sphere shapes how we communicate, transact, and interact with the world around us. However, alongside the unprecedented opportunities presented by digital advancement, there also exist significant challenges related to Digital Rights & Digital Equity.

The need for a course on Digital Rights & Digital Equity stems from the growing recognition of the complex and multifaceted issues surrounding digital governance and inclusion. As digital technologies continue to evolve at a rapid pace, it has become increasingly clear that individuals and institutions alike must possess a deep understanding of digital rights principles and strategies for promoting equity in the digital realm.

The certificate course is tailored for a diverse audience including cyber law enthusiasts, digital rights advocates, academicians, and industry stakeholders. It offers to equip participants with the necessary knowledge and tools to navigate the intricate terrain of digital rights, digital divides, and digital exclusion, with a focus on both Indian and international laws and frameworks. By the end of the training program, participants will be equipped with the necessary insights and skills to champion digital rights and inclusion in their respective spheres of influence.

Course Objective

The Course intends to enable the participants:

  • To understand digital rights encompassing privacy, freedom of expression, access to information, and digital security, contextualized within both Indian and international legal frameworks.
  • To address digital divide by examining factors contributing to disparities, addressing infrastructure gaps, promoting digital literacy, and overcoming socioeconomic barriers to digital access.
  • To promote digital inclusion by amplifying awareness around diverse voices, their concerns and promoting equitable participation in the digital sphere

Course Outcomes

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of digital rights, equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of the digital age.
  • Develop actionable strategies through practical exercises and collaborative activities to address digital inequalities, promote digital literacy, and advocate for digital rights across communities and organizations.
  • Enhance professional credentials and gain valuable networking opportunities, empowering participants to become effective advocates for a fair, equitable, and inclusive digital society.
  • Participants will receive a certificate on completion of this course.

Eligibility

Students, Research Scholars, Practitioners, Academics, Professionals in relevant disciplines.

Fee

Students: 1000 INR; Research Scholars: 1500 INR and Professionals: 2000 INR.

Course Outline

  • Understanding Digital Rights (6 hours)
    • Introduction to Digital Rights
    • International Legal Framework for Digital Rights
    • Indian Legal Framework for Digital Rights
    • Digital Privacy & Data Security
  • Bridging the Digital Divide (4 hours)
    • Understanding the Digital Divide & Addressing Infrastructure Gaps
    • Promoting Digital Literacy and Skills Development
    • Overcoming Socioeconomic Barriers
  • Promoting Digital Inclusion (6 hours)
    • Government Policies and Initiatives for Digital Inclusion
    • Corporate Social Responsibility in Digital Inclusion
    • Building Collaborative Networks for Digital Inclusion

Speaker

Ms. Anamika is an Assistant Professor of Law at the Gujarat National Law University, Gandhinagar (GNLU). Prior to joining GNLU, she served as an Assistant Professor of Law at the SRM School of Law, SRM University, Chennai. Before entering academia, she had experience working in the corporate sector and advising on allied matters.

She has been a resource person, chair and panellist in several guest lectures, conferences and panel discussions. Anamika completed her undergraduate degree in law at the Symbiosis Law School, Noida, and her post-graduation at the Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, where she emerged as a gold medallist in Technology and Law specialisation.

She is pursuing her Ph.D. in the area of technological interventions in criminal rehabilitative justice at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. Anamika is UGC-NET-JRF qualified.

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