Professor Subhajit Basu delivers keynote speech on "Right to Privacy and Data Protection in the Digital Era"
The seminar was organized by Law Mantra Trust in collaboration with Maharashtra National Law University-Nagpur and the Advanced Centre on Research, Development & Training in Cyber Law and Forensics.
On 3 November, 2023, Professor Subhajit Basu had the privilege of presenting the keynote speech in a thought-provoking e-international seminar on "Right to Privacy & Data Protection in the Digital Era". This was organised by Law Mantra Trust in collaboration with Maharashtra National Law University-Nagpur and the Advanced Centre on Research, Development & Training in Cyber Law and Forensics at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. As a guest of honour, he presented a critical discussion on the UK's journey in data protection and privacy in the digital age, a timely topic given the rapid integration of artificial intelligence into our daily lives.
In a world where AI is becoming a part of our everyday lives, the UK is stepping up as a pioneer. Only this week, the UK played host to the Global Summit on AI Safety, where global leaders converged to agree on shared principles to guide AI's safe and ethical development. During his lecture, Professor Basu underscored the UK's ambitious move to redefine its approach to data protection post-Brexit, with a clear goal: to become a world leader in AI safety while creating a more innovation-friendly data protection environment. The UK government is working towards laws that aim to cut down on unnecessary paperwork for businesses and reduce the frustrating barrage of cookie consent pop-ups we all face online.
The UK is carving its path in the post-Brexit landscape, proposing a data protection framework that supports dynamic innovation while maintaining a solid commitment to individual privacy rights. As we stand at the intersection of innovation and privacy, the UK's data protection journey is redefining the delicate balance between these twin pillars of our digital society.
While the UK is eager to innovate, it's crucial to strike a balance that protects privacy. As Professor Basu has discussed in his risk-based approach to data protection, the aim is to ensure we're advancing responsibly.