Following the success of #NAMAprivacy Delhi on the 6th of September (we got a lot of <3 and fan mails for it), we’re pleased to announce a #NAMAprivacy: The Future of User Data conference in Bangalore. The details:

  • Date: 5th October 2017
  • Time: starting at around 1230-1300hrs (starting with lunch), and ending probably at around 1730hrs
  • Venue: Royal Orchid, Domlur, Bangalore

Please click here to apply

We want to bring the brilliant discussion we had on consent (read this, this and this), to Bangalore, where it has been seeded, but also look into more aspects around what people in the community in Bangalore think about, in terms of data categorisation, regulating different types of data differently, the need for data for machine learning and artificial intelligence, and how data collection using IoT needs to be looked at. Note that we will be sharing a reading list with you, and will expect everyone to participate. Our reading lists for Delhi were pretty useful: this and this.

What we expect to discuss

The data protection and privacy bill that the Indian government will put out by the end of the year needs to be one that balances the rights of users and their control over their data, with the need for technology businesses for data to build better services with. Businesses want to improve services, make them more personalised, and allow external development of apps and products to build a wider consumer ecosystem. At the same time, the prevention of predatory practices also needs to be looked into. The government is also moving towards an era of creating public repositories of personal data (credit, health, KYC etc), and making it accessible via a consent framework.

We’re looking at a perspective that covers policy, legal, business and technology.

We’re doing a mix of a panel and open discussion format, for a half-day long deep-dive event. The discussion is likely to cover the following points, among others:

– App stores, apps and making a consent framework work
– A product approach to consent
– Artificial intelligence, machine learning and privacy: Ethics and prevention of harms
– Accountability of algorithms
– The Internet of Things and privacy
– User rights and identifying liability for APIs
– Data categorisation and regulation of different types of data differently
– Data retention and purpose limitation
– Data sharing between companies

We’re adding more discussion points as we go along, so please do suggest more ideas in the application form. We’re also looking for potential speakers for the panels.

Note that this is a curated event, with active audience participation, and selection will be based on potential contribution to the discussion.

We’re looking at an audience of around 100 people across:

– Policy wonks and Think Tanks
– Startups that use APIs
– Large Internet businesses that collect and store data
– Telecom Operators and ISPs
– Datacenter and Hosting businesses
– Government and Regulatory Executives
– Technology Executives
– Journalists

In case you fit with our mandate for a curated audience, we’ll send you a confirmed invite by the 30th of September. Your contact information will never be shared with anyone outside of MediaNama.

Please click here to apply

To get a sense of the depth of the discussions at #NAMA policy events, do check our coverage at #NAMAvoip (videos) & #NAMAfakenews (posts).

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