Data Privacy and Protection Masterclass (Gurgaon)

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

Technical 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
Rodney D. Ryder

Rodney D. Ryder is a lawyer with nearly two decades of experience in Technology, Intellectual Property and New Media Laws. He is a partner with Scriboard, a full service commercial law firm with cutting edge specialisation in technology, new media and intellectual property laws. He is the author of Guide to Cyber Laws:  the Information Technology Act, 2000, E-Commerce, Data Protection and the Internet, the first section-wise analysis of the Indian Information Technology Act, 2000.  He is presently Advisor to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India on the implementation of the Information Technology Act, 2000.  He counsels a wide range of clients from start-ups to the Fortune 100 and represents them in litigation regarding technology law, data security, compliance with law enforcement and intellectual property strategy. He is on the Board and Advisor to leading companies. He is regularly interviewed and widely quoted by Indian and International media on technology, intellectual property and new media laws.

Mr. Ryder has been nominated as a `Leading Lawyer` in intellectual property, technology, communications and media law by Asia Law, Who`sWhoLegal, Asia Legal 500, amongst other International publications.  Mr. Ryder has been listed as one of India’s leading lawyers in the ’40 under 45’ study conducted by WhosWhoLegal, United Kingdom.

 His second book, Intellectual Property and the Internet [published by LexisNexis] has been acknowledged to be an authoritative work on domain name disputes by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and has been quoted in the first and only judgement by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India on domain names [Satyam Infoway Ltd. v. Sifynet Solutions Pvt. Ltd.; (2004) 6 SCC 145]. He is advisor to the National Internet Exchange of India [NIXI] and a member of the panel of independent and neutral arbitrators with NIXI.

Abihshek Malhotra
Bharucha & Partners

Abhishek, with nearly two decades of IP practice, is also recognised for his expertise in the telecom, media and technology spaces. His diversified practice includes Competition Law and Sports Law. Abhishek also pioneered the development of Space Law in India and continues to actively engage in developing India’s policy and jurisprudence in this sector.

Abhishek is also an arguing counsel before the Supreme Court of India and the High Courts and in Regulatory litigation before the Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal, the Competition Appellate Tribunal, National Company Law Tribunal, National Company Law Appellate Tribunal, and the Intellectual Property Appellate Board.

Abhishek is a member of the Core Group constituted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, where he has contributed to amendments to the Copyright Act, 1957. He has also been invited as an expert to advise on the formulation of the position of the Government of India on the proposed International Treaty for Broadcasting Organizations.


Adarsh Ramanujan
Independent Counel
Law Chambers Of Adarsh Ramanujan

Rohit Bharath Das
Associate Director
Grant Thornton India LLP

Rohit started his career with developing software solutions, products in healthcare sector catering to the US healthcare service providers (2005 -2008). Further, he pursued his masters (MBA) in finance and marketing from FMS Delhi (2008-2010). This turned out to be a life-changer for him. He interacted and closely worked with the best of the minds of the country. He also got an opportunity to head the Entrepreneurship Cell (as Secretary - 2009-2010) where he closely worked with then start-ups and other organizations like NeN and TiE. Rohit was selected to work with Deloitte in the ERS practice. Since 2010, Rohit has been with Deloitte wearing various hats that of an auditor, consultant, subject matter expert so on and so forth in the area of Technology, consulting, risk advisory and risk management. He has worked in various sectors that includes IT, IT-eS, Telecom, Media, BFSI, Manufacturing, Public Sector. Currently he is focusing on the public sector working with the various ministries (IT, Home affairs, Corporate affairs etc.) with different digital India initiatives.

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Registration FeesINR 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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