As the world becomes increasingly digital, both the greatest opportunities and the biggest threats emanate from the digital and technological space.
When designing innovating solutions for policymaking, privacy is a critical and legally unavoidable layer. This can influence both technical and governance features.
Recognition of the right to privacy opens up a whole new world of legal possibilities, whether they be judicial directives to the state to enforce citizen privacy against technology giants, or even direct challenges against privacy policies of such companies.
Increasing connectivity has raised fundamental questions about data ownership and user privacy that have not been adequately addressed in current legal and policy frameworks.
It is necessary to be open-eyed and clear-headed about the practical benefits and risks associated with the increasing prevalence of artificial intelligence.
The Silicon Valley ethos of ‘too big to fail’ and ‘lean startups’ do not always work—especially not for a national identification project, where nothing can be left to scale, chance, or improvisation.
The present trajectory of AI advancement indicates that future economies and national security will be defined by it, making it among a handful of technologies that will shape global politics.
Modern technologies like mobile phones and the internet have optimized the collection of enormous data sets. Commonly known as big data, large datasets can be extremely valuable to the government, especially in formulating informed policies and enable good governance.
In India, mass adoption of electric vehicles could potentially render a number of benefits, including reduced air pollution, increased employment, and greater industrialization.
Technology-driven innovation requires more risk taking by the state in the form of investing more belief in the power of innovation to transform.