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PrivacyNama, Announcing Speakers: Data Protection Commissioners Roundtable; October 27, Delhi #Ad

We are pleased to announce the Data Protection Commissioners Roundtable (October 27th) at MediaNama’s PrivacyNama conference, focusing on how global regulators implement privacy laws and identify areas that require regulatory attention. 

We’ll be in conversation with Junichi Ishii (Personal Information Protection Commission, Japan) and Valborg Steingrímsdóttir (Data Protection Authority, Iceland). Malavika Raghavan (Senior Fellow, Future of Privacy Forum) will chair the session.

Please register:

  • Here to attend the in-person event
  • Here to register to participate virtually for day 1 and day 2
  • Note: registration doesn’t guarantee participation.

Session: Rulemaking Lessons from Privacy Commissioners

Date: October 27, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM IST 

Location: The Lalit, Delhi

This discussion is being organised with support from Meta and PhonePe, and in partnership with CUTS, and the Centre for Communication Governance.

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Agenda and Programme

  • 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)
      • Bhawna 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)

We’re awaiting a few speaker confirmations still and will update this list when we have confirmations.

In the meantime, block your calendars, and don’t forget to apply to physically attend this invite-only discussion, or to participate virtually on day 1 and day 2. Please feel free to suggest points of discussion and questions you think ought to be raised, in the application form.


  • Registration does not guarantee attendance. In case you fit our mandate for the intended audience, we’ll send you a confirmation before October 25th, 2023.
  • MediaNama’s subscribers get guaranteed access to all our events. You can subscribe to MediaNama to support our work.
  • Your contact information will never be shared with anyone outside of MediaNama.
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