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 they grappled with included examining if the introduction of traceability would fail the Puttaswamy tests and the constitutionality of encryption comprising interventions at large. The event was overseen by Vinayak Godse, Senior Vice President, DSCI and Dr. Debayan Gupta, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Ashoka University. Other attendees included: Vrinda Bhandari, Rahul Matthan, Jhalak Kakkar, etc.