Jan 22

Data Protection and Privacy in India: The Emerging Picture

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), in cooperation with its knowledge partner Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, is organizing a seminar on 'Data Protection and Privacy in India: The Emerging Picture' on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, from 15:00 to 17:00 hours, at the premises of IGCC, Mumbai, to drive the discussion around this emerging picture, and its impact on corporate India.

Location

IGCC Mumbai

Maker Tower 'E', 1st floor Cuffe Parade
400005 Mumbai (Bombay)
India

Details
Event Start
22/01/2019 | 15:00
Event End
22/01/2019 | 17:00
Event Language
English
Registration

Please contact Dorrel Dcruz at Dorrel.Dcruz(at)indo-german.com or call 022-66652 145 (D).

2018 has been a watershed year for privacy and data protection jurisprudence in India.

In August 2017, a 9 judge bench of the Supreme Court of India reaffirmed that the Right to Privacy was a fundamental right guaranteed under the Constitution of India. It also declared that this right was a horizontal right, i.e. entitled to protection against private entities.

In July 2018, a Committee of Experts under the Chairmanship of Justice BN Srikrishna (Retd.) submitted a draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 (PDP Bill) and its accompanying report to the Government.

The PDP Bill proposes a near total overhaul of India’s existing general data protection regime. While broadly aligning with global data protection regimes including the GDPR, it also incorporates some unique proposals such as including a local storage requirement, fiduciary obligations, and defining categories of 'significant' and 'guardian' data fiduciaries, who are subject to more stringent obligations.

In September 2018, the Supreme Court of India while upholding the constitutionality of the legal framework governing Aadhaar, read down several key portions of it, including on grounds of such provisions constituting an unreasonable restriction on the right to privacy. In doing so, it read principles of data protection including storage and purpose limitation into law.

The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce (IGCC), in cooperation with its knowledge partner Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, is organizing a seminar on 'Data Protection and Privacy in India: The Emerging Picture' on Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, from 15:00 to 17:00 hours, at the premises of IGCC, Mumbai, to drive the discussion around this emerging picture, and its impact on corporate India.

Legal heads of Indo-German companies are invited to participate in the seminar.

Participation is Free of Cost, but registration is mandatory. We look forward to your participation.

For further queries and confirmations, please contact Dorrel Dcruz at Dorrel.Dcruz(at)indo-german.com or call 022-66652 145 (D). 

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