Events

Past Event

Global Impact Series: Saving The Internet

April 12, 2016
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Alliance Française, New Delhi

Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and Columbia Alumni Association of India invite you to a new Global Impact Series:
"Saving The Internet" 
A Conversation with APAR GUPTA
Moderated by Ravina Aggarwal, Director, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 6.30 p.m.
Reception at 6 p.m.
Auditorium, Alliance Française, New Delhi
RSVP: Please send a confirmation to mumbai.cgc@columbia.edu

Why did Facebook’s Free Basics program, available in 37 countries around the world, fail in India? What were the processes used by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in its judgement against Free Basics? How were the values of freedom, access, and digital equality invoked by the opposing sides? And finally, why does Net Neutrality matter in a country with such low rates of Internet penetration?

Apar Gupta completed his LL.M. from Columbia University’s School of Law in 2009 and is well-reputed for his work on Internet freedom. He practices law in New Delhi as a litigator. Apar's practice areas include technology and media for which he was listed in Forbes 30 under 30. He has been part of key constitutional challenges related to free speech and civil liberties including Section 66A of the IT Act, challenging criminal defamation under Section 499 of the Indian Penal Code and curfews imposed on the internet through Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. He actively writes on these areas and has taught courses at national law schools.