Report from the panel discussion on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 ( hosted a panel discussion on the ‘Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019' on 27th February
2020. The panel included Justice B. N. Srikrishna, an Indian jurist and retired judge of the Supreme
Court of India, who also delivered the keynote address before the panel discussion. Justice Srikrishna
has earlier headed the committee that published the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018.
Parminder Jeet Singh, Executive Director, IT for Change; Ashutosh Chadha, Vice President, Public
Policy, Mastercard; Rama Vedashree, CEO, Data Security Council of India and Shashank Mohan,
Volunteer Counsel, were also part of the panel. The discussion aimed to draw clear
conclusions on the key and critical issues in the PDP Bill, 2019 and was moderated by Saikat Datta,
South Asia Editor at Asia Times.

These are excerpts from the conversation: