Roundtable discussion on ‘People with Disabilities and, Digital Economies, Rural Livelihoods, Inclusion & Participation’

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A round table discussion on People with Disabilities and, Digital Economies, Rural Livelihoods, Inclusion & Participation was held on 16th September 2017. This was organized as part of EHRC and CITAPP’s ongoing collaboration with the Disability NGOs Alliance (, Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology ( and Azim Premji University (


2018 InDITA Conference – Digital Inclusion Through Trust & Agency

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10-11 July 2018 – IIIT Bangalore, India

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is collaborating with the co-founders and organizers of the highly revered Internet Identity Workshop ( IIW ) to present the 2018 IEEE-SA InDITA Conference. The IIW has produced 26 semi-annual conferences over the course of 13 years with a reputable history of success utilizing “an attendee-based” participatory conference platform to develop many of the solutions we see today in the world of identity.

The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) is introducing a two-day conference with the goal of developing an outcome-based collaborative community to address the challenges of affordable accessibility for disconnected communities within India, a trust framework for protecting the digital persona, and enabling the digital citizen the right to manage (agency) who, when, what and how they want to transact with other entities.

The IEEE InDITA is not another identity conference but it is an “unConference”. The unique design of this conference is to bring a robust concentration of technologists, researchers, government regulators, academia, ethicists and other critical experts both from India and around the world who are committed to finding and/or developing solutions in affordable accessibility to the internet, protecting and securing the identity of the digital persona, empowering the digital citizen with the right to choose when, who, how and why they want to transact with an entity while having the right to be forgotten, and much more.


Dr. Greg Adamson
Chair, IEEE-SA Digital Inclusion through Trust and Agency (DITA) Industry Connections Program

Dr. Sarbani Banerjee Belur
Senior Project Research Scientist, Gram Marg, Rural Broadband Project Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

Dr. John Callahan
Chief Technology Officer, Veridium

Doc Searls
American Journalist / Author, Identity Expert

Joyce Searls
Serial entrepreneur

Janaki Srinivasan
Assistant Professor, IIIT-B

Kaliya Young
World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

Dr. Phil Windley
Enterprise Architect at Brigham Young University; Chair, Sovrin Foundation

Workshop on Privacy and Global Data Protection: Case of India

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V. Sridhar organized a workshop on Privacy and Global Data Protection: Case of India on 2nd September at IIIT-B. This was organized in partnership with International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). This was part of the Bangalore KnowledgeNet Chapter meeting and included roundtable discussions on the following topics:

Aadhaar and Associated Privacy Issues: which aspects of privacy are being compromised; concerns that are being raised regarding violation of privacy, possibility of identity theft and government surveillance of residents

EU GDPR and the IT Industry: impact of GDPR cross data transfer regulation and its effects on the Indian IT industry

Workshop on ‘Economic Inclusivity in India’ by UCSC

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CITAPP, along with the Everett Program for Technology and Change at the University of California Santa Cruz, organized a workshop on Economic Inclusivity in India: Conceptual and Empirical Recommendations for an Indicator Framework on 19th August, 2017. This workshop is part of a larger study on Inclusive Economies, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. In its attempt to better promote inclusive economies, they are developing a framework to better understand and measure inclusivity, focusing on five broad dimensions: growth, equity, participation, stability and sustainability.
The workshop was attended by the experts from within Bangalore and other parts of the country. The project team presented its findings from applying the framework in the Indian context and sought expert opinion on the relevance and usefulness of the framework on different aspects of inclusivity and development in India.

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