Earlier this month, the Account Aggregator (‘AA’) Network went live with 8 banks and hundreds of Fin-Tech companies joining it. Simply put, an AA is a digital platform that seeks to facilitate a consent-based mechanism for the free flow of financial data from and to different entities (banks, mutual fund companies, insurance providers and tax/GST platforms, etc.) which are part of the network. This initiative, part of the wider Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (‘DEPA‘), is an entirely indigenous innovation and can have a transformative impact on the digital economy in India. Hence, it becomes necessary to engage in a holistic discussion on the network, keeping in mind the multi-faceted aspects of the same.


To that end, the Law and Technology Society, NLSIU, Bengaluru along with the Indian Journal of Law and Technology is delighted to bring to you a panel discussion on ‘The Account Aggregator Framework: A Multidisciplinary Dialogue’. The panel discussion will be held on 18th September 2021 at 3:00 PM IST.


About the speakers

 Mr. Rahul Matthan is a Founding Partner at Trilegal and heads its TMT Practice. He has written extensively on privacy and data protection, including his book titled Privacy 3.0- Unlocking our Data-Driven Future. He also runs a weekly column and podcast on Technology Law and Policy on his Substack called ‘Ex Machina’.

Mr. BG Mahesh is the Co-Founder of DigiSahamati, a collective of Account Aggregators. He was one of the early technology entrepreneurs in India and has also founded Oneindia, a news portal that caters to 18 million people, besides running digital media campaigns. He has worked and is an expert in the technical development, functioning and regulatory aspects of the AAs.

Ms. Anubhutie Singh is a Policy Analyst at Dvara Research, a policy research institution focussing on finance. She has co-authored a working paper on AAs, analysing the role of RBI in regulating the flow of financial information through AAs. She is an expert in the policy, data governance, and Fin-Tech aspects of AAs.

Mr. Vinay Kesari is a General Counsel and the founding Team Lead of Policy and Legal at Setu, a Fin-Tech startup working, inter alia, on AAs. He is an expert in the business and regulatory aspects of AAs.

Mr. Siddharth Shetty is a Volunteer at iSpirit Foundation, a non-profit think tank focussing on building public goods for Indian product startups to thrive and grow. He has led the DEPA initiative in iSpirit and is an expert in the technical development and the functioning aspects of the AAs.

Date and Time: Sep 18, 2021 3:00 PM IST

Zoom link to join the webinar: HERE

Passcode: 382394

Click HERE  for more details.

If you wish to ask any questions to the panellists, you can fill this form and our moderator will ensure that they are brought up in the discussion.

Must Watch

maintenance to second wife

bail in false pretext of marriage

right to procreate of convict

Criminology, Penology and Victimology book release

Join the discussion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.