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Agenda & Reading List: Workshop and discussion on India’s Data Protection Law; Jan 9, 2020, Delhi #Ad

We’re getting ready for our full-day event on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019: seats are filling up fast for both the workshop and discussion. We’re kicking off the conference coming up this week in Delhi on January 9 (Thursday) with a workshop that will have experts and lawyers break down the legislation for start-ups and industry folks, and make them understand its impact on their operations by adopting a case-study approach. If you work at a start-up, apply to attend the workshop here: bit.ly/2020pdpworkshops

Both the workshop and discussion will be held under Chatham House Rule (content may be reported on but speakers may not be attributed).

Agenda & Details – Workshop

VENUE: Viceregal Hall, The Claridges, Delhi (pin)
DATE: January 9 (Thursday)

  • 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Check-in & refreshments
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 PM: Introduction to the bill (covering key aspects that will impact companies)
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 PM: Case-studies (on different types of activities/companies)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Q&A

Experts conducting the workshop:

  • Abhishek Malhotra (TMT Law), Nehaa Chaudhari (Ikigai Law), Pavit Singh Katoch (Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas), Arjun Sinha (AP & Partners)

Agenda for discussion

The workshop will be followed by a discussion on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019. We already have 120+ confirmations for the discussion, but we can put you on a waitlist here: bit.ly/2020pdp


  • 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM: Check-in & Lunch
  • 01:00 PM – 02:15 PM: Session 1: Users & Data Fiduciaries

    • Speakers: Nehaa Chaudhari (Ikigai Law), Arjun Sinha (AP & Partners), Kriti Trehan (Panag & Babu Law Offices)
  • 02:30 PM – 03:45 PM: Session 2: Data Protection Authority
    • Speakers: Bhairav Acharya (Facebook), Smriti Parsheera (NIPFP), Ujwala Uppaluri (Advocate – Supreme Court of India) 
  • 03:45 PM – 04:00 PM: Break
  • 04:00 PM – 05:15 PM: Session 3: Government and its access to data
    • Speakers: Prasanna S. (Independent advocate), Vrinda Bhandari (Advocate – Delhi High Court), Faiza Rahman (NIPFP), Shivangi Narayan (Ph.D Candidate, JNU)
  • 05:30 PM – 06:45 PM: Session 4: Cross-border data flows
    • Speakers: Udbhav Tiwari (Mozilla), Bishakha Bhattacharya (IBM Corporation), Yolynd Lobo (Amazon Web Services)
  • 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM: Drinks & Dinner

Reading List

First up, the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 [pdf], and its key aspects.

  • Decoding the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 [read]
  • Arriving soon: India’s data protection law. Where should organisations begin? [read]
  • Mozilla’s statement on the Bill: India’s new data protection bill: Strong on companies, step backward on government surveillance [read]
  • Action items [pdf] and a detailed compliance checklist [pdf] for the Bill
  • Considering consent and offences in the proposed Bill [read]
  • Personal Data Protection Bill strikes a discordant note on ‘non-personal data’ [read]
  • New data bill gives sweeping powers to govt [read]

Read all opinion pieces published by us on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, here.

MediaNama is hosting this discussion with support from Google and Facebook.

For any further questions or suggestions for the reading list, write to Trisha Jalan at trisha@medianama.com. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 🙂

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