Plenary: Designing the new normal: India Stack

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Jonathan Kempe


Main Stage


05:00 - 06:15 UTC+0 | Thursday 10 Dec






Presenters: Siddharth Shetty, Kaliya Young

Host: Jonathan Kempe

Description: Looking into the future of digital societies around the world, the MyData community advocates to change common practices towards a situation, where individuals are both protected and empowered to use the data that organisations hold about them. What does it mean in the context of this past year? And how is India paving the path towards this preferable new normal?

In this session, Siddharth Shetty opens up how the IndiaStack & Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA) creates actionable rights for every Indian to exercise control over their data. IndiaStack is a set of APIs that allows governments, businesses, startups and developers to utilise an unique digital Infrastructure to solve India’s hard problems towards presence-less, paperless, and cashless service delivery. DEPA deals with the consent layer of India Stack. Furthermore, Shetty addresses the questions around what are the biggest challenges and opportunities going forward in enabling secure portability of trusted data between service providers, and truly empowering individuals with their data.

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