We are getting ready for our open discussion on the draft data protection bill, in Bangalore. This is an invite-only session, and registrations are open.
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Reworking the Data Protection Bill
Date: December 14, 2022
Time: 11 AM – 4 PM
Venue: Seasons Hall, Hotel Royal Orchid, Domlur, Bangalore
There are limited seats available, and the form will close shortly.
Agenda and Reading List
The fourth iteration of the draft data protection bill is out and public feedback on it is open till December 17, 2022. It has been described as the “as may be prescribed” Bill for leaving out and trimming down several guiding principles and provisions mentioned in previous versions of the law.
We’ll bring in the following discussants for various sections of the bill:
- 11:00 AM | The Obligations of Data Fiduciaries and User Rights, with Subhashish Bhadra, Klub and Zainab Bawa, Hasgeek
- 12:15 PM | Privacy Safeguards for Children
- 01:00 PM | Lunch Break
- 01:45 PM | The Role of the Data Protection Board, and Data Breaches, with Alok Prasanna Kumar, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy
- 02:30 PM | Cross Border Data Flows, with Nehaa Chaudhari, Ikigai Law and Udbhav Tiwari, Mozilla
- 03:15 PM | Government Access to Data
Here’s something to help you prepare for the discussion:
- First up, the Bill itself: The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 [PDF] [notice]
- Explanatory note to the Bill: MeitY’s explanatory note on the DPDP Bill 2022 [here]
- MediaNama’s summary of the Bill: We have summarized the Bill in one place [here]
- Past versions of the Bill, and our coverage:
- MediaNama’s complete guide: We have compiled an explanation of each of the Bill’s sections, comparing it to the previous three iterations. The guide can be found here. Our coverage of different sections of the Bill has been listed below:
- Government access to data and grounds for exemption [read]
- Transferring personal data outside of India [read]
- Non-personal data (NPD) [read]
- Processing of children’s data [read]
- Rights and duties of individuals [read]
- Obligations of data fiduciaries [part 1: read] [part 2: read]
- Data Protection Board of India [read]
- Data Breaches [read]
- MeitY comments on the Bill: Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Minister of State Rajeev Chandrasekhar have spoken about the bill to the media after the draft was released:
- Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw: Law Should Be Kept ‘Simple’, Subordinate Rules Won’t Exceed Act [read]
- DPDP Bill, 2022 Has Received Good Response From Stakeholders: MeitY’s Ashwini Vaishnaw [here]
- New Data Protection Law Captures Consumers’ Right To Data Protection: Rajeev Chandrasekhar [here]
- Rajeev Chandrasekhar takes to Twitter Spaces to answer questions on the Bill [read]
- “‘Absolutist’ GDPR-Like Data Protections Not For India” says Rajeev Chandrasekhar [read]
- Stakeholder concerns: We have reported on concerns raised by various stakeholders and users on the new data protection bill, which even in its fourth version seems to have major issues:
- Deep Dives: Our feature stories that explore specific issues pertaining to the Bill in detail, containing expert opinions and useful context:
- Opinions on the DPDP Bill 2022:
- How Does The New Data Protection Bill Affect Platform Gig Workers?: A look into the Bill’s potential impact on workers in the platform economy
- Protecting Personal Data: Where Grievance Redressal Falls Short: Are the mechanisms in the bill to address data principals’ grievances adequate?
- What’s Missing From The Consent Manager Framework In The Data Protection Bill, 2022: Why is there regulatory ambiguity around this important instrument of data exchange?
- DPDP Bill 2022: ‘Deemed’ Consent, To Users’ Detriment: The Bill has added a provision on ‘deemed consent’ which may lead to privacy infringements and other harms
- DPDP Bill 2022: A Balance Of Opportunities And Data Protection Objectives: New bill narrows focus compared to predecessors that went heavy on data sovereignty, localisation, compliance. What explains this change?
- ‘The government unveils an ambitious data framework’: On cross-border data flows in the Bill, by Meghna Bal in Hindustan Times
- ‘Why the new draft data bill must be reconsidered’: On the inadequate legal framework on data protection, by Gautam Bhatia in Hindustan Times
- IFF’s first read of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022: A rundown on the advocacy group’s initial impressions
We have confirmed participants from Ikigai Law, Uranus Infotech, Pratilipi, Doosra, The IO Foundation, TT&A, Happiest Health Systeams, Trilegal, JSA, CIS, K&S Partners, Metawing Tech, Aapti Institute, CRED, Poovayya & Co., Tyutlive Tech, Ozonetel, Klub, Accenture, APCO Worldwide, Hasgeek, Microsoft, FloBiz, Samvad, Gameskraft, Sarvada, Deloitte, LSIU, Microland, DeepStrat, Pacta, Vidhi Centre, Phoenix Systems, Takshashila, Machinist, Nishith Desai Associate, Jindal Global Law School, Entrackr, Kyndryl, Amazon Pay, The News Minute, Sify, Redact, Azim Premji University, JARS, Kochhar & Co., Juspay, amongst others
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MediaNama is hosting this discussion with support from Meta and Mozilla, and community partners, Internet Freedom Foundation, Centre for Internet and Society and Hasgeek