February 11, 2021
Financing Institutions is Crucial for the Digital economy
In the post pandemic world, regulation of the digital economy will become the dominant factor in measuring development of a country, all the more an argument for focus on institutional development of digital governance.
February 05, 2021
Brave New World Podcast: Episode 5 Law and Education in Our Modern World
We live in a different world than we did 30 years ago. How can law and education adapt to the disruptions of technology and politics? John Sexton joins Vasant Dhar in episode 5 of Brave New World to share his insights as an educator who tried to fo...
January 23, 2021
Brave New World Podcast: Episode 4 Human and Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare
Despite amazing scientific advances, why is our healthcare system failing us today? It is rife with mistakes and lacks care. Can artificial intelligence aid the human touch in healthcare? Eric Topol joins Vasant Dhar in episode 4 of Brave New World t...
January 07, 2021
Brave New World Podcast: Episode 2 Uplift the Unremarkable
In this no-holds-barred conversation with Vasant Dhar, Scott Galloway shreds the myth of American mobility. He urges our institutions, especially universities, to shed their obsession with the elites, and instead uplift the ‘unremarkables.’ ...
January 07, 2021
Brave New World Podcast: Episode 3 The Social Media Industrial Complex
Can social media platforms change our society? Sinan Aral joins Vasant Dhar in episode 3 of Brave New World to share his concerns.
December 18, 2020
Balancing Privacy with Technology Use: Lessons from Covid-19
There has been an uptick in the use of technology in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Governments have had to be swift and agile with response strategies. A variety of technology applications have been helpful in this regard. Yet, data governance and ...
December 16, 2020
Brave New World Podcast: Episode 1 The Technology Wars
In the Internet era, war is about tech. Technology platforms are the new power players of our times, alongside the state. Arun Sundararajan joins Vasant Dhar to discuss how the Internet is shaping the power dynamic between individuals, platforms and ...
December 14, 2020
Integrating Aadhaar and Voter ID Data: Promises and Dangers
Over the course of UPA-II and Narendra Modi’s first government, Aadhaar was mandated to link with a range of government services, and such a move attracted significant opposition.2 Multiple court cases, government committees and public debates, sin...
October 15, 2020
Privacy in Healthcare: The Role of National Digital Health Blueprint
It is widely accepted that sharing of health data will reap benefits to relevant parties involved in the ecosystem. Yet, sharing of the data poses a threat to privacy of individuals. Given that health data is sensitive personal data, it holds a great...
August 14, 2020
The definitions of community and community data are too broad
In this piece for The Financial Express, Prakhar Misra and Sharmadha Srinivasan argue that the current framework for community data in the Non-Personal Data report needs rethinking as the definition is too broad to be practically implementable....