Over six months since public consultations were opened on India’s National Cybersecurity Strategy 2020-25, we still await its public release. Since then, in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic accompanied by an alarming increase in cyber attacks globally, the importance of the Strategy document has only increased. As India relies on digital connectivity more than ever before, the need to preserve an already shrinking legal and operational space for the protection of peoples’ digital rights and freedoms remains a crucial imperative in the face of expanding surveillance. National security and sovereignty appear to have assumed a central role in the cyber conversation.
In this webinar, our panelists will discuss important questions that linger around the National Cybersecurity Strategy - What are the goals and priorities we can expect it to be geared towards? What are the means at our disposal to ensure its implementation? Most importantly, will the Strategy ensure the protection of India’s as well as Indians’ digital rights and freedoms.
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