LUCKNOW: Addressing the ever-expanding challenges of the digital age, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) and the Future Crime Research Foundation (FCRF) have joined forces to pioneer a groundbreaking collaboration. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on Thursday, November 2, 2023, sets the stage for an innovative partnership focusing on techno-legal matters, cybersecurity, emerging technologies, and policy advocacy.
Driving Extensive Research Initiatives and Policy-Oriented Interventions:
The MoU inked between these two institutions signals a substantial commitment to advancing research in critical domains such as Internet of Things (IoT) Security, Blockchain Technology, Data Privacy Regulations, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) applications in cybersecurity, Cloud Security Governance, Privacy-Preserving Technologies, Incident Response, Digital Forensics, Cybersecurity Standards and Compliance, Cross-Border Data Transfer, Dark Web implications, and Emerging Technologies’ legal applications.
Collaboration in Various Spheres:
The partnership encompasses a wide range of collaborative efforts. From joint research programs to surveys, whitepaper development, capacity-building workshops, public awareness campaigns, policy recommendations, litigation support, and knowledge exchange platforms, RMLNLU and FCRF have set their sights on multifaceted engagement. Both institutions are committed to harnessing their collective expertise to address the legal and ethical challenges posed by emerging technologies through research, education, and advocacy.
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Aims and Objectives:
The central aim of this collaboration is to foster a comprehensive understanding of the legal and ethical challenges arising from the rapid adoption of emerging technologies across various domains. By pooling their resources and expertise, RMLNLU and FCRF intend to facilitate informed decision-making, ethical practices, and legal compliance in the ever-evolving landscape of technology and innovation. Future Crime Research Foundation is an IIT Kanpur incubated NGO that specializing in Research in Cyber Security, Digital Crime, Fraud Risk Management, Cyber Laws and Cyber Forensics. FCRF believes in the idea of India taking a lead in digital space. It aspires to make the country’s critical infrastructures, business, corporate, institutions, and society ready to meet future challenges.
Prof. Sanjay Singh, Vice Chancellor of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, expressed enthusiasm about this collaboration, stating, “This partnership with FCRF opens new avenues for extensive research, education, and policy advocacy in the domain of cybersecurity and emerging technologies. It reflects our commitment to addressing the legal challenges and ethical considerations in adopting new technologies.”
Dr. K.A. Pandey, Programme Director, Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Chief Proctor, was also present on the occasion.”This partnership signifies the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in tackling complex issues at the intersection of law and technology. As technology continues to shape our lives, it is crucial that legal experts work in tandem with researchers and policymakers to ensure that emerging technologies are harnessed responsibly and ethically. This MoU paves the way for meaningful research, education, and policy recommendations that will benefit society at large,” said Dr K. A. Pandey.
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Harshvardhan Singh, co-founder of FCRF, echoed this sentiment, saying, “The collaboration with RMLNLU represents a unique opportunity to combine techno legal expertise and research capabilities to navigate the complex landscape of cybersecurity and technology. We aim to provide meaningful contributions to policy recommendations and ethical adoption of emerging technologies.”
This pioneering partnership comes at a time when the world is grappling with an array of issues stemming from technological advancements, from data privacy concerns to cybersecurity threats. By combining the academic prowess of Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University and the innovative approach of the Future Crime Research Foundation, this collaboration is set to make a significant impact on the way we approach and address these challenges. As the digital landscape continues to evolve, the commitment of these two institutions to advancing research and advocating for sound legal and ethical practices is a testament to their dedication to a safer, more responsible technological future.
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