2nd Monthly Web-Series on ‘The DSA and Platform Liability – A Revolution in Digital Rights’ by CCL, NLU Delhi [May 30]: Register Now!

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The Centre for Cyber Laws at NLU Delhi is organizing its 2nd Monthly Web-Series on DSA and Platform Liability: A Revolution in Digital Rights’, to be held on May 30, 2022.

About the Centre

The Centre for Cyber Laws, NLUD has been established to understand the socio-legal issues related to ever evolving cyberspace. Cyberspace is infinite and has potential to grow and evolve infinitely. The issues related to cyberspace are also evolving with the advancement of information technology.

The global IT revolution and the emergence of new technologies such as artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, e-commerce industry, new form of currency, issues pertaining to the governance of cyberspace and more particularly the post-covid-19 new world order have necessitated the need to focus on the legal research pertaining to new kinds of cybercrimes, issues related to cyber security and data protection and online privacy law and above all into the new evolving cyberspace trends and patterns which shall shape the future of human civilization and legal issues pertaining to it.

Concept Note

The Center for Cyber Laws, NLUD is pleased to announce the second edition of its web-series on “Digital Services Act (of Europe) and Intermediary Liability”. The Digital Services Act (“DSA”) aims to reconcile the responsibilities of online platforms with their position as key intermediaries and essential sources and shapers of information.

The DSA introduces rules regarding the orders that national or administrative authorities can address to intermediaries. These orders can oblige intermediaries to cooperate with member states’ judicial or administrative authorities when acting against concrete instances of illegal content.

The reason for providing the liability regime in the DSA is that the legal certainty has helped many new types of services emerge and expand throughout the internal market. Changing the liability regime would be prohibitively expensive for new businesses, while lowering the standard for hosting providers to quality for liability exemption would affect security and trust in the online environment.

The rules set by the DSA are similar to those in India’s Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021. Since DSA is user-friendly, India can always benefit from its provisions in multiple ways.

About the Web-Series

The Centre for Cyber Laws at NLU Delhi is organizing its 2nd Monthly Web-Series. Web-Series is a monthly online series of lectures on various issues relating to cyber laws.

About the Speaker

Karuna Nundy is an advocate at the Supreme Court of India and the International lawyer. The focus of her work is on constitutional law, commercial litigation and arbitration, media law and legal policy. Ms. Nundy has been described by the New York Times as a ‘leading civil liberties lawyer’ in an article on free expression, by the BBC as a ‘leading lawyer’, listed by Forbes Magazine as a ‘Mind that (should) matter’, awarded for being one of the ‘most powerful women in business’ in 2021 for her commercial dispute resolution work and was profiled by Time Magazine in April 2022.

Ms. Nundy serves as an expert on the Columbia Global Freedom of Expression committee and a member of the High Level Panel on Media Freedom chaired by Lord Justice David Neuberger, and founded by Amal Clooney, at the request of the Governments of the UK and Canada.

Ms. Nundy’s international work includes fighting for the rights of the Bhopal gas victims, contributing to the 2013 ‘Anti rape laws’ and the Right to Food Act. She has worked with the governments of Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan and Pakistan on constitutional, legal and human rights reforms. She was invited by the United Nations to advice on legal reform in 192 jurisdiction.

Ms. Nundy has trained judges globally at a MOOC of the Bonavero Institute at Oxford University, on international standard required of judges when dealing with ‘blasphemy’ and religious hate speech. She has appeared in some of the most significant free expression cases in India and was one of the lawyers who lead arguments in Shreya Singhal v. UOI, the definitive online free speech case.

She acts as defense counsel in a number of criminal cases involving entertainers being tied up in speech offences. She is leading arguments to criminalize marital rape and separately, to legalize queer marriage in part on grounds of freedom to express sexual preference. 

The 2nd Edition of Web-Series is titled as The DSA and Platform Liability – A Revolution in Digital Rights?. The occasion will be graced by Karuna Nundy (Advocate, Supreme Court of India). A ‘leading civil liberties lawyer’, as described by New York Times, Ms. Nundy was recently included in the list of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2022. 

The session is scheduled at 3 PM on 30th May 2022. The technical details for the session are mentioned below. The copies of Flyer and Background note are also attached with this mail. 

General Details

  • Date and time: 3 PM IST, 30th May 2022. 
  • Medium: Online/ Virtual (Using Zoom)
  • Audience: The Session would be open to all (no registration cost)

How to Attend?

Click on the link given at the end of this post for the joining link.

  • Meeting ID: 834 6260 7463
  • Passcode: 617751

Click here for the joining link to the web series on DSA.

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