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We will be in Bangalore this week to host an event to discuss the data protection bill. Limited seating available, register now to attend!

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.

Please apply to attend here

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: 
    1. JPC Report and Data Protection Bill, 2021 [PDF] [Guide]
    2. Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 [PDF] [Guide]
    3. Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 [PDF]
  • 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:
    1.  Government access to data and grounds for exemption [read]
    2. Transferring personal data outside of India [read]
    3. Non-personal data (NPD) [read]
    4. Processing of children’s data [read]
    5. Rights and duties of individuals [read]
    6. Obligations of data fiduciaries [part 1: read] [part 2: read]
    7. Data Protection Board of India [read]
    8. 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:
      1. Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw: Law Should Be Kept ‘Simple’, Subordinate Rules Won’t Exceed Act [read]
      2. DPDP Bill, 2022 Has Received Good Response From Stakeholders: MeitY’s Ashwini Vaishnaw [here]
      3. New Data Protection Law Captures Consumers’ Right To Data Protection: Rajeev Chandrasekhar [here]
      4. Rajeev Chandrasekhar takes to Twitter Spaces to answer questions on the Bill [read] 
      5. “‘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:
      1. Twelve Major Concerns With the 2022 Bill [read]
      2. State Surveillance, Reduced Obligations, And Eight Other Issues With The 2022 Data Protection Bill: IFF [read]
      3. Graded Approach To Children’s Data, Nine Other Expectations From The DPDP Bill 2022: SFLC [read]
  • Deep Dives: Our feature stories that explore specific issues pertaining to the Bill in detail, containing expert opinions and useful context:
      1. How The Data Protection Bill Enables Govt Surveillance And Misuse Of Personal Data [read]
      2. A Small Amendment May Impact Indians’ Rights To Information And Accountability [read]
      3. Experts Say Withholding Public Feedback Is Problematic, Call For Improved Consultations [read]

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

This is an invite-only event, so don’t forget to apply to attend.


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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

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