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Report on Plenary Workshop on Digital Public Records | Srijoni Sen & Trishi Jindal

August 24, 2022

The Digital Public Records Project at the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore organised a Plenary Workshop on Digital Public Records on April 8-9, 2022. The Workshop aimed at assembling a select group of stakeholders across the bureaucracy, academia, civil society, and the developer community to exchange their perspectives and experiences, and inform research priorities under the project between April 2022-March 2023.

The project approaches the issue of government transparency in aid of securing the public’s socio-economic and political rights through the lens of sound information management. As part of this, it seeks to undertake research on the extant public records management framework in India, alongside policy implications arising from limits to access and transparency imposed under laws focusing on privacy, security, and intellectual property.

The Workshop Report, authored by Srijoni Sen, NLSIU Faculty member;  and Trishi Jindal, Research Fellow, Law Technology and Society Initiative, NLSIU, was published on August 11, 2022. It sheds light on the discussions that have shaped the research agenda and the researchers’ narrowing of issues based on the discussions.

This project, including the report, is supported by the Thakur Foundation.

Read the Workshop report here.