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CCLE Launches Foundation Course on Technology Law and Policy


The fast-emerging digital tech has led to new-age concerns before the governments. While some of the regulations have been enacted, others are still either in the draft or at the conceptualisation stage. This leads to a phenomenal challenge for business entities and law and policy advisors to mitigate risks with their operations and take decisions. The purpose of this course is to train senior-grade law and policy students and early-stage researchers and consultants to learn the nitty-gritties of technology law and policy in India and understand it from a professional point of view. The participants who will successfully complete the course would be able to advise their clientele to design business operations and make economically-efficient decisions. The course promises to be a great learning experience for in-house counsels and professionals who regularly liaise with policymakers.


The Centre for Competition Law and Economics (CCLE) is a research organization working in the field of competition law and economics. The Centre publishes research reports, conducts training activities and assists litigating parties at competition fora across the country to advocate consistent interpretation of the Indian competition law. The Centre regularly collaborates with national law universities and other non-profit organizations to organize seminars, conferences and workshops for the relevant stakeholders to generate capacity in the said field based on mutual interest.


The foundational course on Technology Law and Policy is run by the CCLE. The aim of the course is to train working professionals, governmental officials and other interested participants in the field of technology law and policy. There are total 15 hours of classes spanned over a period of four weeks on weekends in the afternoon (3-5 PM). In all, there would be 10 sessions of one and half an hour each.

Some of the faculties in the course include:

1. Ms. Anisha Chand, Partner, Khaitan & Co.

2. Ms. Avaantika Kakkar, Co-Head, Competition Practice, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

3. Dr. Christian Bergqvist, Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen

4. Dr. Ajay Shah, Economist

5. Ms. Jyotsana Jayaram, Partner, Trilegal

6. Mr. Anshuman Sakle, Partner, Khaitan & Co.

7. Dr. Abha Yadav, Assistant Professor, National Law University, Delhi

8. Ms. Nikita Koradia, Assistant Professor of Law, Nirma University

9. Ms. Deeksha Manchanda, Partner, Chandhiok & Mahajan

There are, in total, five units in the course. A brief description of each of the units is given below.

1. Digital competition - The purpose of this module is to give a brief background of the Indian competition law regime and its subsequent evolution into the digital space through case laws and the recent amendment Act. The participants would, in particular, be taken through the recent decisions passed by the CCI in digital space and the guiding principles before the sub-committee on digital competition as laid by the Standing Committee of Finance.

2. Personal Data Protection - The Government of India has floated multiple versions of the Data Protection Bill over the last five years only to be withdrawn. The purpose of the module is to draw a comparison between these Bills and assess the larger guiding principles when it comes to the data protection policy of the government. The participants would also be taken through the data protection regime in foreign jurisdictions.

3. Digital India Act - The participants through this module would be given a brief background of the IT Act, 2000 and larger headers under which its successor, the proposed Digital India Act would be enacted. The participants would also be exposed to the potential scope and limitations of this legislative initiative in the context of the economic efficiency of regulation.

4. E-commerce - The government of India recently enacted the e-commerce rules and assessed the recommendations made by one of the Standing Committees of Parliament on further regulation of e-commerce. This module would allow the participants to learn these initiatives from a business and consumer viewpoint and contribute to the academic discourse.

5. Generative AI - Generative AI is the talk of the town. To regulate it, or not to regulate it? What would be the regulatory costs for smaller firms in case it is regulated? This module would unpack the world of generative AI before the participants and deal with various discourses in domestic and foreign jurisdictions which might have a bearing on the final decision to regulate it. The module would further look into various instances which have raised regulatory concerns before the governments when it comes to the industry.


21st July, 2023 - Last day to register (extended)

22nd July July, 2023 - Commencement of classes

20th August, 2023 - End of classes

20th August, 2023 - Assessment


The overall course fee for the participants is INR 3,500/- (including registration fee). Limited slots are available.

Link for registration is here.

For any further queries, please feel free to reach out at centrecomplaw@gmail.com or at +91 70670 21640.