The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has sought comments on the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 by the 10th of September 2018. We are holding a Round Table discussion on the draft Bill on 04 September 2018 (Tuesday) at the India International Centre (Seminar Hall No. 1), New Delhi between 1:45-5:00 pm. This is an invite only event with experts from Civil Society, Academia, Industry and Media. The idea is to bring forward the perspectives of all stakeholders in order to build a comprehensive understanding of the issues in the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018.

The Detailed Agenda for the Round Table is as follows:

Registration (1:45 - 2:00pm)

Introduction by (2:00 - 2:15pm)

Session I: Data Principals and Data Fiduciaries (2:15 - 3:15pm)

  • User Rights
  • Data Fiduciary Obligations
  • Grounds for Processing

Session II: Data Localisation and Exemptions

  • Data Mirroring and Cross-Border Data Transfer
  • Surveillance
  • Exemptions

Tea Break (4:00 - 4:15pm)

Session III: Administration and Enforcement

  • Data Protection Authority and Appellate Tribunal
  • Compensation, Penalties and Offences

This is a curated discussion with limited seating capacity, if you're interested in joining the discussion, please write to us at mail at