[ILUG-BOM] Fwd: SFLC.in - Round Table Discussion on Data Protection (Sep. 26 Mumbai)

GN nagarjun at gnowledge.org
Tue Sep 25 17:53:19 IST 2018

Software Freedom Law Centre is organizing a Round Table Discussion
tomorrow at Taj Lands End, Bandra West between 10.30 and 5.30pm.  I
thought some of you may be interested in participating in this meeting.
If you are coming, please send me (off the list) your name. Sorry for
the late Invite.

Please find the agenda of the meeting attached.

The Supreme Court of India in the Puttaswamy judgement recommended the
need to examine and put into place a robust regime for data protection. 

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had constituted a
Committee of Experts to deliberate on a data protection framework for
India, under the Chairmanship of Mr. Justice B.N. Srikrishna. On 27 July
2018, this expert committee submitted its Repor
along with a draft bill titled The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018
to the Ministry of Information and Technology (MeitY). On 14 August, the
Ministry issued a call for comments
on the draft Bill to be submitted by 30 September 2018.

The data protection framework would have immense implications for the
privacy rights of citizens and for the open Internet. It is important to
deliberate whether the draft bill is in tune with the privacy rights of
citizens as laid down in the Puttaswamy judgment as well as the
expectations of various stakeholders. SFLC.in is organizing a
round-table discussions in 3 cities across Indiato facilitate exchangeof
ideas between various stakeholders so that organizations and individuals
can submit informed responses to the Government on the Bill, these are:

*Mum**bai***on Sept. 26, 2018 (Wednesday) at the Taj Lands End, Bandra
West between 10.30am and 5.30pm

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