Centre for Internet & Society

Udbhav Tiwari attended a panel on "Revisiting Aadhaar: Law, Tech and Beyond" held at the India International Centre Annexe on May 9, 2017 in New Delhi, organised by the Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC.in) in collaboration with Digital Empowerment Foundation and IT for Change.

The panel consisted of:
  • Saikat Datta; Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society (Moderator)
  • Anivar Aravind; Founder/Director at Indic Project
  • Anupam Saraph; Professor and Future Designer
  • Prasanna S; Advocate
  • Shyam Divan; Senior Advocate, Supreme Court
  • Srinivas Kodali; Co-founder at Open Stats
  • Osama Manzar; Founder and Director, Digital Empowerment Foundation
  • Usha Ramanathan; Legal Researcher

The panel was quite enlightening (and Saikat was a stellar moderator), with Mr. Divan's elucidation on the arguments made in the court for the Aadhaar case in particular being a great learning experience. Benjamin and Sheetal (both interns in the Delhi office) along with Sumandro also attended the event.

The other learning was that for people who have attended multiple such panels/seminars and meetings on Aadhaar, they can have a lot of repeated content. I passed on the feedback to SFLC about how they could possibly include a small 10 to 15 minute session in future such panels on developments since the previous such event on the Aadhaar and include practical aspects about what people can do about minimising the harms that we are all slowly being co opted into facing with the system.

More info about the event here.