Data Privacy and Protection Masterclass (Mumbai)

A nine-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court ruled that privacy is a fundamental right in a verdict that would have implications for serious implications on companies for data protection. The judgement effectively creates for the first time, obligations and responsibilities, for all those companies or government organisations that deal with Indian citizens and their information. Data Protection refers to the set of privacy laws, policies and procedures that aim to minimise intrusion into one`s privacy caused by the collection, storage and dissemination of personal data. Personal data generally refers to the information or data which relate to a person who can be identified from that information or data whether collected by any Government or any private organization or an agency. The growth and development of technology has created new avenues for a possible invasion of privacy, involving State or non-State actors, and is required to be protected under Article 21 of the Constitution. There is a need to formulate regulations and have a robust legislation on data protection. Such data protection regime must strike a balance between individual interests and legitimate concerns of the State. The legitimate concerns of the State would include, inter alia, welfare programmes, national security, prevention and investigation of crime. The State must ensure that information is not used without the consent of users and data collected is used only: (i) for a legitimate purpose; and (ii) to the extent that it was disclosed.

A nuanced approach towards data protection will have to be followed in India, keeping in mind the fact that individual privacy is a fundamental right limited by reasonable restrictions, according to a white paper issued by the government on a data protection framework. On 31 July, the government constituted a 10-member committee of experts headed by former Supreme Court justice B.N. Srikrishna to study various issues relating to data protection and make specific suggestions on the principles to be considered for data protection as well as suggest a draft Data Protection bill. The government had sought public comments on the white paper.

CorpKonnect is organizing a full day Masterclass on Data Privacy and Protection to understand the rules under formation, impact of it on Indian companies and emerging business models like E Commerce and FinTech. Also to highlight the impact on EU GDPR Regulations on Indian companies and how to create a robust data security programme.

Technical Session 1

Indian Data & Privacy Protection Regulations: Understanding the Upcoming Landscape

  • Scope – Personal & Sensitive Data
  • Exceptions
  • Data Localisation – Serious Business Implications
  • Control over Data
  • Grounds for processing, obligation on entities and individual rights
  • Obligations for Protected Data
  • Business & Cost Implications
  • Regulation and Enforcement

Impact on companies cutting across sectors:

Telecommunications; Banking & NBFC, Medicine and Healthcare; Insurance, FinTech, E Commerce, Job Search, Matrimonial websites, etc

Safeguarding Employee Data Protection and Privacy – Impact on Companies

   - Impact on MNCs storing employee data at single location

Migration to Cloud - Legal Issues

Technical Session 2: EU GDPR Regulations:

  • Understanding the framework
  • Data Processing - Impact on Indian Data Processing Companies
  • Risk Assessment and Preparation
  • Opportunities
  • Road ahead for Indian companies
  • How companies are gearing up for this

EU GDPR and Indian Data Protection Law (Upcoming) – A Comparison

Legal Issues with cross border data flows – Indian Perspective

Technical Sesskion 3: Privacy – A Fundamental Right & The Aadhar Judgement

  • Business Implication on Companies

The WhatsApp Case

Issues and Challenges in emerging contemporary Business Models

Techical Session4: Data Protection: Risk and Strategy

  • Data Risk Management
  • Data (Sensitive) Protection strategy from external and internal threats
  • Adaptation with external environment
  • Cloud for Data Protection
  • Tools and Techniques
Priyank Gupta

Priyank is one of the founding Partners at Stratjuris Partners. He has an extensive experience in Patent Drafting and Prosecution of Patents in India and abroad and has worked on IPR Support projects for several Fortune 100 Companies and Top 100 Global IP Law Firms. Priyank has accumulated several years of experience in both corporate in house and law firm environments. He is engaged in managing IP Portfolios of several large Indian companies. Priyank counsels clients on a wide variety of IPR matters, including licensing, prosecution and enforcement strategies for issued patents.

He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Biotechnology Engineering and further studied European Patent laws from Justus Liebeg University, Germany. He is also a qualified lawyer and registered Patent Agent (IN/PA-1454) with Intellectual Property office, Government of India.

Niti Paul

As an In-house corporate practitioner, Niti has been an instrument in carrying out regulatory compliance responsibilities globally. She has extensive experience in advising clients in matters of misappropriation of confidential business information and has assisted clients in conducting privacy impact assessments, security risk assessments, defining data classification norms and laying down comprehensive GDPR compliance procedures.

Sharanya G Ranga
Advaya Legal

Sharanya is a corporate and commercial lawyer advising on India entry strategies, foreign direct investment, M & A and joint ventures. Transactional work is largely on angel and venture capital investments with a focus on emerging companies in the technology and internet sectors. I also frequently advise companies on labour and employment issues, specifically focussing on anti-harassment law. 

He core competence is in her ability to assess issues from a holistic perspective ranging from general corporate and commercial laws, employment, intellectual property, anti-corruption and exchange control aspects. 

She is passionate about the start-up ecosystem in India and work across the spectrum with investors and founders besides mentoring entrepreneurs regularly.

Ashish Bhugra
Associate Director - Cyber Security
PwC India

Ashish is an Associate Director with the Cyber Security practice, PwC India. He has more than 11 years of experience in areas of Cyber Security and IT Infrastructure & Operations. His areas of interest includes Cyber Risk & Compliance, Security Strategy & Governance, Technical Security Assessments, Security implementation, Security Operations, Business Continuity Management, Data Privacy & Protection, and Content security across diverse & varied industry sectors such as Telecom, Financial Services, E&M, Services, Energy, Pharma & IT sectors. Ashish is also speaker at various forums both in India and abroad.

Mirage Hotel
International Airport Approach Road, Next to Leela, Marol, Andheri (E), Mumbai
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Registration Fees: INR 8,000 + 18% GST per delegate

Group Discount: 5% Discount on a Group of 2 or more Delegates

Note: The fees would include Course Material and Lunch & Refreshments at the Hotel

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