Expert Speak Digital Frontiers
Published on Mar 20, 2018
ORF and Baijayant Panda joint Response to White Paper on Data Protection Framework for India Over November 18 and December 19, 2017, ORF convened two multistakeholder roundtables on data protection, chaired by Shri Baijayant Panda, to engage a wide range of stakeholders and solicit inputs on the various issues being considered by the committee of experts to study various issues relating to data protection in India and suggest a draft Data Protection Bill. The discussions at these roundtables presumed that technology driven innovation is only possible when individual data is safe and fundamental freedoms are protected. Experts from industry, civil society, academia and think tanks attended these roundtables (for list of participants see Annexure I) and considered various issues such as cross-border data sharing, data collection by communication service providers, law enforcement access to data and regulatory principles. While the Committee has rightfully explored a wide gamut of issues that will be critical for privacy and security in the coming years, we have restricted our inputs to certain key questions. These issues represent what we consider are pivotal to the new data protection regime. The opinions expressed here, while encapsulating the conversations at the two roundtables, have been curated by ORF and the office of Shri Baijayant Panda, and do not represent the views of any particular participant in attendance. Read the response here.
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