MediaNama invites you to apply to attend its discussions on India’s Data Protection Bill in Delhi (on the 9th of January 2020) and Bangalore (16th January 2020). These discussions will be held under Chatham House Rule (content may be reported on but speakers may not be attributed). In addition to the discussions, we’re also hosting a workshop to help startups understand how the bill might impact them (for which there’s a separate registration here). The details:

  • Delhi: Jan 9th, 2020 (Thursday) at The Claridges
  • Bangalore: Jan 16th, 2020 (Thursday), at the Royal Orchid (Domlur)

Schedule for the discussions (apply to attend here):

  • 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM: Check-in & Lunch
  • 01:00 PM – 02:15 PM: Session 1: Users & Data Fiduciaries (On how the PDP bill will impact users and their interactions with tech companies, and how data with tech companies will be governed)
  • 02:30 PM – 03:45 PM: Session 2: Data Protection Authority – (The composition, structure, functions and power of the data protection authority, and about how effective it will be in the current framework)
  • 03:45 PM – 04:00 PM: Break
  • 04:00 PM – 05:15 PM: Session 3: Government and its access to data (On how the PDP bill impacts government data collection and processing, and its access to data being held by companies)
  • 05:30 PM – 06:45 PM: Session 4: Cross-border data flows (On how the PDP bill will impact storage and processing of different types of data outside India)
  • 07:00 PM – 08:30 PM: Drinks & Dinner

Schedule for the workshops (apply to attend here):

  • 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 the impact of the bill (on different types of activities/companies)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Q&A

Note: Registration does not guarantee attendance. In case you fit our mandate for the intended audience, we’ll send you a confirmation on or before January 7th, 2019 for Delhi and January 14th for Bangalore. Your contact information will never be shared with anyone outside of MediaNama.