KIIT School of Law Organizes International Webinar on ‘Cyber Era: Trends and Solutions.’

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KIIT School of Law organized an International Webinar on Cyber Era : Trends and Solutions on 17th April 2021Mr. Vinaytosh Mishra, Dr. Rakesh Maheshwari, Mr. Nandan Kamath and Mr. Kenneth Adu-Amanfoh graced the webinar as eminent speakers and explained various aspects of cyber law. Each session followed a presentation on a related topic by a student, giving the students international and national exposure.

Mr. Vinaytosh Mishra, IPS, currently serving as Addl. Director General of Police & Director SCRB, Odisha Police, elaborated on cyberspace, its importance and practical overview of cyber frauds that are happening these days with emphasis on preventive measures for such frauds and showing the practical examples.

Dr. Rakesh Maheshwari, Senior Director, Cyber Law and e-Security Group, Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, and Mr. Nandan Kamath had a brilliant panel discussion on the new Intermediary Rules, 2021. The discussion included ideas behind the draft, relationship with the competition & antitrust laws, different aspects of the data protection bill, the challenges & shortcomings of the intermediary rules, giving students a different approach. They also mentioned that the biggest currency of the digital world is popularity which needs to be taken care of.

Mr. Kenneth Adu-Amanfoh, Executive Director of Africa Cyber-security & Digital Rights Organization (ACDRO), also a board member of Africa Global Intelligence & Security Institute (AfGISI), explained the challenges and implications of cyber-security legislations, cyber crime laws and digitals rights. He described the standards of being a good digital citizen and digital leader. He also mentioned about the conflict of laws and discussed the international aspects of cyber law.

The Webinar was coordinated by Ms. Sambhabi Pattnaik, Assistant Professor, KIIT School of Law and Ms. Lipsa Dash, Faculty Associate, KIIT School of Law, under the guidance of Prof. Dr Bhavani Prasad Panda, Director, KIIT School of Law. The Webinar was successful with an active participation above a hundred students, scholars and faculties from across the nation.

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