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3rd June 2022

FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

11th February 2022

CIPHER Seminar Series

22nd September 2021

CIPHER LAWYERS CONCLAVE

25th June 2021

CIPHER CRYPTOGRAPHERS CONCLAVE

26th February 2021

CIPHER LAUNCH

FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY

On 3rd of June 2022, DSCI in collaboration with Ashoka University, conducted a seminar on ‘Constitutional Right and Facial Recognition Technology’ as part the CIPHER Seminar Series.

CIPHER Seminar Series is a quarterly dialogue amongst industry professionals on contemporary issues that arise on account of emerging technology and tech policies.

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3rdJune
2022

CIPHER Seminar Series

On the 11th day of February 2022, DSCI and Ashoka University jointly as part of the CIPHER Initiative conducted the first of the CIPHER Seminar Series; a quarterly dialogue between industry professionals on contemporary issues that arise on account of emerging technology and tech policies.

This seminar was graced by two industry professionals: Nitin Dhavate (Country Head, Data Privacy), Novartis and Nikhil Narendran (Partner), Trilegal. The session was moderated by Anisha Koshy, a member of the DSCI team…

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11thFebruary
2022

CIPHER LAWYERS CONCLAVE

On the 22nd of September, 2021 DSCI and Ashoka University jointly conducted the CIPHER Lawyers Conclave. The Conclave aimed to deliberate the legality of E-2-E encryption and the various encryption compromising interventions. To this end, some of India’s brightest legal minds were called on to weigh in on the constitutionality of notions such as traceability and encryption backdoors. The nature of the questions…

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22ndSeptember
2021

CIPHER CRYPTOGRAPHERS CONCLAVE

On 25th June 2021, DSCI and Ashoka University jointly called on some of India’s prominent cryptographers within academia and industry to deliberate the effects of introducing “traceability” into messaging platforms and how it could affect end-to-end encryption. They deliberated on a series of possible interventions and focused on redesigning the threat model. Based on their analysis, they have generated a series of pros and cons of each intervention.

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25thJune
2021

CIPHER LAUNCH

On 26th February 2021, the Data Security Council of India, in collaboration with Ashoka University, launched the ‘Coalition of India for a Progressive and Holistic Encryption Regime’ (CIPHER). CIPHER is a coalition of like-minded institutions and individuals committed to preserving privacy and promoting digital trust by leveraging cutting-edge cryptographic technologies.

CIPHER would strive towards building a nuanced understanding of encryption among policymakers; Identify and protect encryption-based technologies from thought prescriptions that may threaten the privacy of citizens and security of the country; assist policymakers in building optimal crypto-based solutions for improving governance in India and promoting the development of encryption-based technologies…

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26thFebruary
2021

FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY
 Date : 3rd June 2022
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CIPHER Seminar Series
 Date : 11th February 2022
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CIPHER LAWYERS CONCLAVE
 Date : 22nd September 2021
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CIPHER CRYPTOGRAPHERS CONCLAVE
 Date : 25th June 2021
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CIPHER LAUNCH
 Date : 26th February 2021
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