Prashant Mali, expert in cyber and privacy law, talks about India’s evolving privacy culture and the need for additional security and privacy dialogue in the country’s government-led Smart Cities Mission. He shares his perspective on how technology can be used to solve real-world problems, and discusses India’s AePS (Aadhar-enabled Payment System) through a local privacy and security lens.


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Prashant Maliis the founder of a Mumbai-basedcyberlaw consultancy,CyberlawConsulting (Advocates & Attorneys)and has chaired theCyber & Law Foundationfor21 years.In addition to his academic profile (which includes Masters degrees in both law andcomputer science), Prashant’s professional exposure is compelling: he is not onlybusy with cyberlaw litigation, he is also the author of a number of books relevant tothe discipline, is a sought after speaker and makes regular appearances on Indianand international media to share his insight on data breach, cyber crime and mattersof cyberlaw generally.In this episode, Prashanttalks aboutIndia’s privacy cultureas one of “openness”,which he believes must evolve to embrace the rigour imposed by data privacy laws.Healsospeaks to the security and privacy dialogue around India’s government-ledSmart Cities Mission, and he references a technology being used in India that has atrue human interface–theAePS (Aadhar-enabled Payment System)–which uses ahuman biometric to authorisefinancialtransactions, much like using one’s body as abank card.Prashant shares his perspective on how the AePSreflects security andprivacy controls (and expectations), and about how technology generally can beused to solve real-world problems.