Course on Legal Regulation of Information Communication Technologies at IIT Kharagpur [Jul 24-26]: Register by Jul 10

By: Gurjit Kaur | 18 Feb 2020 3:58 PM

IIT Kharagpur is organising Course on Legal Regulation of Information Communication Technologies on 24-26 July 2020. We live in an era of accelerating change – primarily driven by technological advances such as low cost computing, internet and mobile connectivity. We are delegating more and more decisions to machines that are considered to be more intelligent than humans.

The digital world is rapidly transforming the society, allowing for unprecedented advances in the human conditions but at same time, giving rise to profound new challenges. This course examines how the law and regulatory framework shapes the new and emerging technologies particularly ICTs. Special attention will be paid to the how the rights (data protection and privacy) of online consumers is protected on digital platforms, obligations of platforms for hate speech online, virulence of fake news as well as potential use of these technologies for cybercrime especially against women and children.

The aim at the end of the course is to give participants an informed idea, based on theory and examples, of the kinds of ways in which information communication technology can change our relationship to nature, people, objects and society. Further, to answer how laws and institutions can stimulate the development of technologies, and steer the direction of that development

Course Content
  • Law and Technology
    Cyberspace and Regulation: An Introduction
    Information Technology Act 2000: An Overview
    Content & ICTs – Cyber-Speech
    Regulation of Disinformation & Fake News
  • Governing Digital Platforms & Data Privacy
    Regulation of Digital Platforms:
    Human Rights Obligations of Social Media
    Data Protection: a Legal Framework
    State Surveillance and Data Retention
  • Criminal Activity via ICTs
    Internet Governance
    Cyber Crimes: Unauthorized Access
    Cyber Crimes against Women & Children
Eligibility;; LL.M.; MBA, etc.


  • Nil for TEQIP-III sponsored participants
  • For others – INR 10,000/- (Twenty thousand) +GST @18% per participant
Important date

Last date of registration is 10 July 2020


Dr. Balraj K Sidhu
Phone: +91-3222-284567
Email: bksidhu[at]

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