About the National Law School of India University, Bangalore
NLSIU was the first National Law University established in India in 1986. The premier law school was set up with a mission to pioneer legal education reforms, and to anchor the transformation of the Indian legal system through research and policy interventions.
Consequently, the NLSIU was one of the first institutions in the country to introduce the five-year integrated law degree at the undergraduate level with the commencement of the first batch in 1988.
And for over 30 years now, the University has irrefutably remained a leader in the field of legal education in the country. This long-standing record has been possible due to the strong collaborations between legal academics, the Bar, the Bench and the State Government of Karnataka.
Topic of the NLSIU’s webinar
Taming the Digital Dragon: The Legality of App Bans
About the Organizers
The Law and Technology Society (L-Tech) is one of Asia’s oldest student-run tech-law groups and is committed to exploring the boundless contours of the intriguing interface between law and technology. The main objective of the committee is to build up-to-date scholarship in this field by making research panels and by organizing a series of interesting events including seminars, conferences, policy-making competitions, essay competitions, etc. Our flagship event is Consilience, which is an annual multi-day conference. It was started in the year 2000 and holds the record to be the first of its kind in India. In the past, the society has had the privilege to host events with dignitaries such as Jacob Appelbaum, Anthony Taubman, Richard Stallman, Stephen Hobe, etc. It is one amongst the many societies at National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
About the speaker
Apar Gupta is the Executive Director of the Internet Freedom Foundation, and is one of the topmost lawyers working in the interface of law, technology, and societal issues. He has written a commentary on the Information Technology Act, and was also a visiting faculty in NLU-D and NLS-B. He has featured in Forbes 30 under 30 list and was a part of some of the landmark judgments like K.S. Puttaswamy v. UOI, Anuradha Bhasin v. Union of India, PUCL v. UOI, etc.
Webinar date : December 12th, 2020 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM IST.