We had around 150 people who came to our event on India’s Data Protection Law. We would like to thank our panelists for the four wonderful sessions on the Srikrishna Committee’s bill, and the way forward.

The data protection bill, which is currently in a public consultation stage, is going to forever change the way large businesses collect, store and process data — for better or worse. We would like to thank in particular the BJP’s Vinit Goenka for representing the his rationale and thought process behind its push for localisation, which was a hotly debated topic yesterday, and a fairly charged session.

We will soon have stories about the event, and full videos of sessions from it. We had some audio issues while livestreaming the event, but we also recorded the proceedings separately from the stream, and those videos will soon be on MediaNama’s YouTube page.

Registrations for the Bangalore edition of the event on Thursday, August 30 are open here: tinyurl.com/dataprotectionform.

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In case you’d like to sponsor a discussion on a digital topic, please write to harneet@medianama.com.

P.s.: we give a selection of books free to the first 50 people. Our little book club :)