IFF Privacy Supreme 2022 : Digital Dystopia #NammaPrivacy
Every year Ashoka Fellow Apar Gupta's organisation IFF hosts their flagship event, ‘Privacy Supreme’, to commemorate the anniversary of the landmark decision of the Supreme Court of India in K.S. Puttaswamy v Union of India on August 24, 2017. In the decision, the Court held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution of India that attaches to each fundamental right under Part III of the Constitution of India.
This year, Privacy Supreme was split into two panel discussions. In the first, they stepped beyond the frameworks of the courts and legislatures, engaged policy professionals and technologists in a panel conversation on how specific technology choices as system designers and companies can help promote user privacy. This was followed by a discussion on the social and political reality of India in which our rights are preached, but not practised. The objective of the discussion was to move beyond the binary of a digital dystopian, or a utopian society.