Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

24 Aug 2018
  • Seminar :

    Seminar on Celebrating One Year of the Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India Judgment


    6.00 – 6.15 pm


    Registration / Tea & Coffee

    6.15 – 6.20 pm


    Welcome Remarks

    6.20 – 6.40 pm


    Opening Address

    Dr. Usha Ramanathan, Independent Law Researcher




    6.40 – 7.30 pm


    Data Protection for a Free and Fair Digital Economy

    The recently released draft data protection framework recognises the need to balance privacy and a free and fair digital economy. It articulates some of the benefits of big data and encourages its growth. However, it has been argued that compliance with such a framework will require the current business models to change. Additionally, stringent provisions mandating the jurisdiction for processing of personal data, and wide discretion given to the central government, and regulatory authority raise questions of its impact on the second largest online market in the world, home to nearly 500 million active Internet users and business located in it. 

    Moderated by: Mansi Kedia, Consultant, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)

    Malavika Raghavan, Project Head – Future of Finance Initiative, Dvara Research

    Nehaa Chaudhari, Public Policy Lead, TRA Law

    Smriti Parsheera, Technology Policy Researcher, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP)

    Madhulika Srikumar,Associate Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

    7.30 – 8.20 pm


    Legacy of the Justice K.S. Puttaswamy v. Union of India Judgment

    A look at the privacy judgment and whether judicial and legislative developments in India over the past year have upheld the principles enumerated in it. This includes the proposed data protection framework, and ongoing hearings on the right to be forgotten, Aadhaar and Section 377 and adultery, among others.

    Moderated by: Apurva Vishwanath,Special Correspondent, ThePrint

    Kritika Bhardwaj, Lawyer, Supreme Court of India

    Shweta Mohandas, Policy Officer, Centre for Internet & Society

    Smitha K. Prasad, Civil Liberties Lead, Centre for Communication Governance at National Law University Delhi

    Ujwala Uppaluri, Lawyer, Supreme Court of India

    8.20 pm onwards



  • Place : New Delhi
  • Venue : Conference Hall – 2, India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg


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