Training Course

Public Policy For Tech Spaces


Newer digital opportunities are creating fresher challenges too- urgently beseeching to be resolved by the leaders, implementers and the teams lead by CXOs in public domain.  The emerging issues need to be brainstormed together; new conceptual frameworks and approaches beg to be redefined in unison. For doing so, we need a sanitized ‘sand box’ environment for learning the basics and a ‘test-bed’ that permits ‘out-of-box’ creative discussions that could be conducted in a systematic and structured way . It is all that this training on ‘e-governance’ is striving to be ! The proposed training would pick up some such policies to highlight the complex repercussions of the digital technologies on governance structures including policy decay, maintaining trust and so on. Once understood, the learners would together evolve more contextual mechanisms that could be conceived by incorporating more agile approaches in the public process formulations related to technology spaces. 


Objectives of the course:

After the completion of this training, the learners shall be able to appreciate:-

  1. The Need for Agile and Participatory Policy Making Approaches
  2. Digital Sovereignty, Internet Governance and Digital Diplomacy its glaring need in wake of recent mergers and acquisitions.
  3. Data Privacy concerns with a renewed emphasis on PDP Act for India
  4. The debates around IT Act and its amendments (2008 and 2018)
  5. Policy debates around AI implementation and related issues: Ethics, DeepFake, JobLoss

Number of Days : 5

Target Audience: CXOs, Senior and Middle level Civil Servants

Description on Modules


Module 1: Agile Policy-Making to Catalyse GovTech

  1. Basics of Public Policy Formulation and Agile Policy Making
  2. Methods & Tools for Agile Policy making
  3. Anticipated Concerns Assailing Agile PolicyMaking

Module 2: Digital Diplomacy, Internet Governance, Digital Sovereignty & Mergers /Acquisition

  1. Overview of Digital Sovereignty
  2. Concerns Over ‘like-Jio-FB’ alliances
  3. Digital Diplomacy-World and India
  4. Internet governance in India & Elsewhere

Module 3: Data Privacy & Data Protection

  1. Differentiating Data Privacy from Data Security
  2. Features of Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill 2019
  3. Comparison of India’s PDP and EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, (2018)

Module 4: Policy Debates on AI and Related Issues: Ethics, DeepFake, JobLoss

  1. Some ethical issues in today’s machine world
  2. Overview of existing ethical frameworks with deliberations on associated risks and related recommendations

Module 5: IT Act 2000 and its Amendments (2008 & 2018)

  1. Overview of IT Act 2000
  2. Salient features of IT Act 2000
  3. IT Act Amendments 2008 and 2018
    1. Section 15, Section 79A, Section 69 and 69A, Section 43 and 43A, Section 6e/72A

Pedagogy: The aim is to encourage the process of learning together.

  1. Case-Discussions drawn from industry, startups and governments elsewhere
  2. Parliamentary debates for astute understanding of both sides of the coin 

Why is the training unique?

Nowadays every industry is influenced with ever-changing trends of technologies. The needs and aspirations of the citizenry are also constantly evolving. The learners of this training would be able to develop technology-agnostic policy frameworks that should stay responsive to the changing times, ushered in by COVID-19 and digital disruptions of the present times.

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