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Final Call: PrivacyNama 2023, October 26, 27; Delhi #Ad

MediaNama’s premier privacy conference, PrivacyNama 2023, will take place in Delhi on October 26th and 27th. We have around 140 people confirmed to participate in person, and 150 online, but there’s still room for more.

Registrations close at 3PM today, so do register if you haven’t already! Please register:

  • Here to attend the in-person event
  • Here to register to participate virtually for day 1 and day 2.

Dates and Time: October 26th (Thursday) from 1:00 to 5:30 pm; October 27th (Friday) from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

Venue: The Lalit, Delhi. Virtual participation available.

Agenda and confirmed speakers

October 26th 

  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Registration and Lunch  
  • 2:00 pm to 3:15 pm | Notice, Consent, and Grounds for Processing 
    • Sreenidhi Srinivasan (Ikigai Law)
    • Rajeev Sharma (Tata 1mg)
    • Abha Tiwari (Renault)
    • Richa Mukherjee (PayU)
    • B.G. Mahesh (Sahamati)
  • 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm | Children and Privacy 
    • Aparajita Bharti (The Quantum Hub)
    • Manasa Venkataraman (Public policy professional)
    • Uthara Ganesh (Snap)
    • Nidhi Sudhan (Citizen Digital Foundation)
    • Sonali Patankar (Responsible Netism)
  • 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm | Chief Privacy Officers Roundtable 
    • Rahul Narayan (Chandhiok & Mahajan)
    • Vasudha Gupta (Unlimit)
    • Jagannath P.V. (LTIMindtree)
    • Kavitha Srinivasulu (TCS)
    • Bharat Saraf (PhonePe)

October 27th

  • 10:30 am to 12:00 pm | User Rights and Principles For the Rules 
      • Gangesh Varma (Saraf and Partners)
      • Vrinda Bhandari (Lawyer)
      • Swati Punia (Centre for Communication Governance)
      • Amol Kulkarni (CUTS)
      • Radhika Roy (Internet Freedom Foundation)
  • 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | Data Protection Commissioner Roundtable 
      • Malavika Raghavan (Future of Privacy Forum)
      • Junichi Ishii (Personal Information Protection Commission, Japan)
      • Valborg Steingrímsdóttir (Data Protection Authority, Iceland)
  • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm | Lunch  
  • 2:15 pm to 3:15 pm | Cross Border Data Flows: Adequacy, Rulemaking, and Sectoral Regulations
      • Arindrajit Basu (Centre for Internet and Society)
      • Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy (BSA | The Software Alliance)
      • Bhavna Sharma (PricewaterhouseCoopers)
      • Vivek Abraham (Salesforce)  
  • Obligations for Data Fiduciaries: What Next? | 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
      • Prasanto Ray (FTI Consulting)
      • Varun Sen Bahl (NASSCOM)
      • Nehaa Chaudhari (Ikigai Law)
      • Tamoghna Goswami (ShareChat)
      • Pragya Mehrishi (Truecaller)
  • Data Protection Board: Adjudication and Next Steps | 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Meghna Bal (Esya Centre)
    • Anirudh Burman (Carnegie India)
    • Alok Prasanna Kumar (Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy)
    • Arya Tripathy (PSA)
    • S. Chandrasekhar (K&S Digiprotect)

What we’ll be discussing

The Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023, is currently the hottest topic in Indian tech policy—and it impacts every kind of business, whether an Internet Service Provider, a tech start-up, or a messaging app. Whether the law strengthens people’s privacy rights or not is a question to be addressed, but right now, it’s important to look at how the law will be implemented by companies, and the challenges that might accompany this. 

For example, implementing the data protection law may require businesses to change the fundamentals of their operations. How do you offer services to children when you can’t track them? How do you verify a child’s age in the first place? How do you obtain ‘meaningful’ consent from users based on sparsely-worded ‘notices’? How should sensitive data be protected when the law doesn’t specify regulations for it? Given that the law is much slimmer than previous drafts, what rights do users actually have over how their data is collected and stored? How is a business impacted if a country you transfer personal data to is blacklisted by the Indian government?

We’ll be exploring the answers to these questions and much at PrivacyNama 2023, with India’s best tech policy leaders, lawyers, companies, and civil society organisations. We hope to see you in the room too, sharing your point of view.

Here’s our reading list to help prepare you for the discussions


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