CCG-NLUD – Technology Law and Policy Course

The Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi is excited to announce the first edition of the Technology Law and Policy Certificate Course – a 6 month online certificate course curated and delivered by expert academics and researchers at CCG and NLU Delhi. The course is an exciting opportunity to learn the legal, public policy and socio-political contours of cyberspace, and technology law and policy. The course provides students the opportunity to interact and learn from renowned policy practitioners and experienced professionals in the domain of technology law and policy. The course will commence in February 2022 and end in July 2022. Registration for the course is now open and will close by 15 February 2022 11:59 PM IST. 

About the Centre 

The Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi (CCG) was established in 2013 to ensure that Indian legal education establishments engage more meaningfully with information law and policy and contribute to improved governance and policy making. CCG is the only academic research centre dedicated to undertaking rigorous academic research in India on information law and policy in India and in a short span of time has become a leading institution in Asia. CCG uses its academic and policy research to engage meaningfully with policy making in India by participating in public consultations, contributing to parliamentary committees and other consultation groups, and holding seminars and workshops for capacity building of different stakeholders in the digital rights domain.

CCG has built an extensive network and works with a range of international academic institutions and policy organisations. These include the United Nations Development Programme, Law Commission of India, NITI Aayog, various Indian government ministries and regulators, International Telecommunications Union, UNGA WSIS, Paris Call, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford University, Columbia University’s Global Freedom of Expression and Information Jurisprudence Project, the Hans Bredow Institute at the University of Hamburg, the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the University of Oxford, the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Singapore Management University’s Centre for AI and Data Governance. The Centre has also launched freely accessible online databases – Privacy Law Library (PLL) and High Court Tracker (HCT) to track privacy jurisprudence across the country and the globe in order to help researchers and other interested stakeholders learn more about privacy regulation and case law.

About the Course 

The Centre for Communication Governance at the National Law University, Delhi  has opened registration for an online Certificate Course on Technology Law and Policy.

The Course is designed to ensure the nuanced engagement of the students with the legal, public policy and socio- political contours of technology and cyberspace, their implications for our society and its regulation. The course will engage with key themes in technology law and policy including data protection and privacy, platform governance, cybersecurity and information security, regulation of emerging technology, intellectual property, and competition law. Students will be exposed to current and proposed legislation on cyber laws in India and globally, global policy developments, comparative jurisprudence tracking the evolution of rights and emerging challenges and risks.

This course will equip students with the necessary understanding and knowledge required to effectively navigate the rapidly evolving space of technology law and policy, and assess the contemporary developments. 

Course objectives and learning outcomes 

The course aims to ensure that students are:

  1. Equipped with a sound understanding of the theoretical concepts relevant to privacy and data protection, emerging technology, platform governance, cybersecurity and information security, intellectual property, and competition law

  2. Familiar with various domestic cyber laws, including laws associated with technology and information law and policy, intellectual property and competition law

  3. Conversant with global practices, and legal and regulatory frameworks governing data protection and privacy, emerging technology, platform governance, cybersecurity and information security, intellectual property, and competition law

  4. Conversant with the interaction between privacy and competition laws and the various regulatory approaches adopted by different countries

  5. Equipped to navigate the interaction between technology law and intellectual property law

  6. Familiar with the policy domain of cybersecurity and information security and understand their interaction with privacy

  7. Familiar with the challenges in data governance as well as platform regulation and their interaction with emerging technologies and the policy and legal approaches being developed to tackle these issues. 

For the detailed course outline please visit here

Eligibility 

  • Lawyers / advocates, professionals (corporate, industry, government, civil society, media / journalists), policy professionals, academicians, and research scholars interested in the field of technology and information law and policy and graduates from any discipline are well positioned to apply for the course.

  • Candidates having an undergraduate degree in any field (legal as well as non-legal fields) from a recognised university, with a minimum of 55% marks, are eligible to apply for this course.

  • Students currently in their 4th and 5th year of a five year law program are also eligible to apply.

  • There shall be no restriction as to age, nationality, gender, employment status in the admission process. 

Seats Available 

A total of 35 seats are available for the course. 

Registration 

Interested candidates may register for the course through the online link provided here

Deadline

Last date to apply: 15 February 2022 (11:59pm IST)

Course Fee 

INR 50,000/- (all inclusive and non-refundable) to be paid at the time of registration. 

Contact us

For inquiries please contact us at [email protected] with the subject line ‘CCG NLUD Certificate Course on Technology Law and Policy’. Emails sent without the subject line ‘CCG NLUD Certificate Course on Technology Law and Policy’ may go unnoticed. 

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