Centre for Internet & Society

This policy paper is the result of a workshop organised jointly by the Tilburg Institute of Law, Technology and Society, Netherlands, the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University Delhi, India and the Centre for Internet & Society, India in January, 2023. The workshop brought together a number of academics, researchers, and industry representatives in Delhi to discuss a range of issues at the core of data governance theory and practice.

Reconfiguring Data Governance

The workshop aimed to compare and assess lessons from data governance from India and the European Union, and to make recommendations on how to design fit-for-purpose institutions for governing data and AI in the European Union and India.

This policy paper collates key takeaways from the workshop by grounding them across three key themes: how we conceptualise data; how institutional mechanisms as well as community-centric mechanisms can work to empower individuals, and what notions of justice these embody; and finally a case study of enforcement of data governance in India to illustrate and evaluate the claims in the first two sections.

This report was a collaborative effort between researchers Siddharth Peter De Souza, Linnet Taylor, and Anushka Mittal at the Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (Netherlands), Swati Punia, Sristhti Joshi, and Jhalak M. Kakkar at the Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University Delhi (India) and Isha Suri, and Arindrajit Basu at the Centre for Internet & Society, India.

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