LW Virtual

After having completed 7 successful editions, Lex Witness proudly presents The 8th Annual Virtual Edition of The Information Technology Legal Summit 2020 scheduled on 30th & 31st October 2020 – LIVE ON YOUR SCREEN.

According to The Indian Brand Equity Foundation, The global sourcing market in India continues to grow at a higher pace compared to the IT & BPM industry. India is the leading sourcing destination across the world, accounting for approximately 55 per cent market share of the US$ 200-250 billion global services sourcing business in 2019-20. Indian IT & BPM companies have set up over 1,000 global delivery centres in about 80 countries across the world.

India is the world’s largest sourcing destination with largest qualified talent pool of technical graduates in the world. The country has the low-cost advantage, being 5-6 times inexpensive than the US. India is the second-fastest digitising economy among 17 leading economies in the world.

According to Cloud Next Wave of Growth in India report, India’s cloud market is expected to grow three-fold to Rs 49,621 crore (US$ 7.1 billion) by 2022, driven by the demand for Big Data, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to boost India’s annual growth rate by 1.3 per cent by 2035, as per NITI Aayog. A substantial increase in AI by Indian firms can result in a 2.5 per cent increase in India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the immediate term.

However, during these unprecedented times, the sector is going through major setbacks and concerns when it comes to balancing business objectives with legal ones. At such pressing situations, the lawyers at large whether the in-house counsel or the external counsel have a major role to play in order maintain legal and regulatory swings under control.

Under this background, after successfully organizing 7 annual editions, we now foray into The 8th Annual Virtual Edition of The Information Technology Legal Summit 2020 on 30th and 31st October 2020.

The virtual summit, which will focus on powerful, well-meaning, and beneficial discussion will focus on the following subjects;

• India’s Data Run – Is It Getting Too Personal?
• Focussed Presentation – Arbitration for It Disputes
• Employment Law Fevers – Temp Check
• E-Contracting Today & Tomorrow – Geared Up?
• Focussed Presentation – India’s Road to Digital Tax
• E-Commerce – A Heavier Cart Now?

Your Witness Please!

Founding Partner,
TMT Law Practice
Senior Attorney - INDIA
Group Vice President - Legal & Group Company Secretary,
Cummins India
General Counsel, Compliance Officer & CS, India & South Asia,
Schindler India
Director, Legal,
General Counsel (India & Apac)
Quess Corp
Vice president & Company Secretary, Quess Corp
LES India
Dhir & Dhir Associates
Regional Legal Counsel, Kennametal
General Manager - Legal, WNS Global Services
Dir, Field Comp Officer, Legal Comp & Integrity Office, SAP
Director Legal,
Company Secretary & Vp - Legal & Compliance
DBS Bank
Senior Partner,
Law Senate
Saikrishna & Associates
General Counsel,
General Counsel (Global) India, Europe, LATAM,
Honeywell Technology Solutions
Senior Vice President – Global Taxation, HGS

Legislation Galore - Joining the Dots between IT Act, SPDI Rules, PDP, NPDP Report etc.

Data Protection Bill - Recap and Way Forward

PDP Bill & GDPR - A Critical Comparison

NPDP Committee Report - Key Takeaways, Concerns and Way Forward

New Non-Personal Data Framework - Compliances, Categorization etc.

EU-US Privacy Shield - Consequences for India and the rest of the World

Data Localisation - Economic Imperatives & Realism

Data Centres in India – Guidelines Laid down by DOT

Right to Privacy and Public Interest - Forgotten Amidst

S Ravi Shanker, Senior Partner, Law Senate

Changes in Labour Laws during COVID-19 - Central & State Levels

Decriminalisation of Labour Laws - Valid Enough an Ask?

Overview of Legal Issues Around Workplace

WFH & Data Sensitivities - Sustaining Privacy, VPN Monitor, Costs etc.

WFH Remodelling - Employee Matrix, Structures & Benefits

Cyber Security in WFH Scenarios - Necessary Steps, Regulator’s Reactions & Evolving Business Models

Employment Contracts - Recent Takeaways and Legal Perspectives Involved

Managing Virtual Incidents wrt POSH, Guidelines etc.

e-Contracts - Admissibility, Validity, Stamp Duty etc.

Smart Contracts under Blockchain Technology - Challenges Therein

IT Outsourcing based Contracts - Industry Niche, Buyer Bias, Transactional Nature

India’s Blockchain Race - Greys wrt Legal Enforcement

Governance - On-Chain & Off-Chain Mixes

Legal Status of Cryptocurrencies

IPR Undercurrents wrt Blockchain

Connect to Competition Law

CPA 2019 Overlaps & Applicability

Balancing Promotion and Policing of AI - An Unanswered Question

Tackling Unpredictability & Understanding AI Personalities

Vasan MS, Senior Vice President – Global Taxation, HGS

E-Commerce Policy - Impact Assessment with special focus on Press Note 2018

E-Commerce Rules, 2020 - Application & Impact on Entities wrt Compliances

Consumer Protection Act, 2019 - Specific Liabilities and Sectoral Impact

Industry Response - Prepping Up wrt Internal Compliances

Parity Clauses - A Competition Law Perspective - Thinking Through

Tussle with Direct Selling Entities - IT Act, TM Act & Law of Torts – Interplay

e-Pharmacies - Dire Need of Legal Status, Operational Governance etc.

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