A New Dawn for Privacy in India: the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

Tuesday, DECEMBER 17, 2019

SESSION I: 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM (IST)

SESSION II: 09:00 PM – 10:30 PM (IST)

INTRODUCTION

In mid-2018, a Government appointed committee proposed a framework and new law for the protection of personal data and digital privacy in India – the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018. The Government, after multiple consultations over the last year, only a few days ago tabled a significantly revised version of the proposed law before Parliament. The proposed law was introduced in Parliament on December 11, 2019 and there appears to now be momentum in moving ahead with this impactful legislation that would have a far reaching impact on Indian businesses and multinational corporations doing business in India.

Focus Area

The webinar will focus on important aspects of the proposed law which include:

  • Extra-territorial applicability (covering non-Indian entities)
  • Wider categories of data protected
  • Enhanced data controller obligations and rights conferred on data subjects (flavors of GDPR)
  • Cross-border data transfer restrictions and data localization requirements
  • Special provisions on children’s data
  • Right to be forgotten and data portability
  • Independent Data Protection Authority to be set up
  • Government’s power to request data controllers for anonymized data
  • ‘Social media intermediaries’ and voluntary verification of social media user accounts
  • Enhanced penalties linked to global turnover in some cases

Flow of the session

SESSION I:


02:30 PM – 03:30 PM (IST) :

Panel Discussion

03:30 PM – 04:00 PM (IST) :

Q & A

 

SESSION II:

09:00 PM – 10:00 PM (IST) :

Panel Discussion

10:00 PM – 10:30 PM (IST) :

Q & A

Speakers

LEADERS OF THE TECHNOLOGY & DATA PRIVACY LAW PRACTICE AT NISHITH DESAI ASSOCIATES