Conversations on Personal Data Protection Bill 2019

The Personal Data Protection Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on 11th December 2019. CVV along with the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is organising this consultative meeting as an attempt to initiate public discussion about this very important legal development and also to solicit suggestions and recommendations to be submitted to the government.

The following specific issues will be discussed: (i) standards used for regulating cross border data transfer, (ii) standards used when governments outsource their data processing work, (iii) capacity of the individuals to contest with big service providers in dispute resolution systems, (iv) the compatibility of the bill provisions with the advancement of technological developments and other such important concerns brought to the table by the invited scholars, experts, activists and the general public.

The initial findings of an investigation undertaken on the legislative design of the Personal Data Protection Bills 2018 and 2019 by CVV’s School of Ethics, Governance, Culture and Social Systems will also be put forward. Comments on the recommendations made by the above study are solicited.

The meeting will be held on 27th February 2020, from 5 to 7 pm at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • K. M. Gopakumar, Third World Network, New Delhi (joining online)
  • Dharmita Prasad, O P Jindal University, New Delhi (joining online)
  • D. Dhanuraj, Center for Public Policy Research, Kochi
  • Prasanth Sugathan, Software Freedom Law Center, India
  • Samjad Moopan, Technology Evangelist, Spiraldesk
  • Dr. Nagaraj Neerchal, Vice Chancellor, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kochi (joining online)
  • S. Navamohana Krishnan, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Kochi


Final EGCS Brief on PDP BILL 2019

Final Study Report – PDP Bills 2018 and 2019