GDPR & Data Privacy 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
Adarsh Ramanujan
Independent Counel
Law Chambers Of Adarsh Ramanujan

Karnika Seth
Founding Partner
Seth Associates

Salman Waris
Tech Legis

Mr. Salman Waris LL.M. (U.K), heads the TMT and IP Practice groups at TechLegis. Mr. Waris regularly advises on legal/regulatory issues concerning IP, technology, domain name disputes, telecommunications, data protection/ privacy law, outsourcing (IT/Business Processes/ LPO), M&A and joint ventures. In the recent past he has advised the Department of Electronics & Information Technology, Ministry of Communications & Information Technology and the Director General of Information Systems, Ministry of Defence.

 Mr. Waris has been, Vice-chair of the International Technology Law Association, Data Protection Committee and a member of the “Task Force on Internet and Cyber Security” at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis and the Data Security Council of India - Thought Leadership Development Program. He also mentors technology stratups at ‘The Hatch’- a virtual incubator setup by Angel Investors Consortium. He is a member of industry bodies like the International Media Lawyers Association, International Trade Mark Lawyers Association NASSCOM Emerge, TiE, IT Policy Compliance Group.

Ramada Gurgaon Central
Site No 2, Sector 44, Gurgaon
0124 - 4886400
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Registration FeesINR 8,500 + 18% GST per delegate

Group Discount: 10% 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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Cheque/DD: Cheque/DD to be drawn in favour of E Watch Media and Learning Solutions LLP

Please courier the cheque to: B-106, Sector 65, Noida 201301, UP, India

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