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#NAMAprivacy: Challenges with consent; the Right to Privacy judgment

In our other reports on the Consent panel at the #NAMAprivacy conference in Delhi, we look at whether we need a data protection and privacy regulator in India, and ways of making consent work. * A large part of the discussion today, when it comes to regulation, is around the idea of consent. At the #NAMAprivacy conference, we debated the premise that consent is broken and looked into whether it should be done away with entirely. A clear case in point, as Renuka Sané, Associate Professor at NIPFP, pointed out is when it comes to the finance sector and disclosure norms: "When you buy a financial product, there are many things written on a page, and you agree to the terms and conditions", and you find out later that it was mis-sold." Another case in point is app downloads: most users aren't…

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