ICRIER NLU Centrepreneurs for communication convience
Celebrating one year
Of Justice KS Puttaswamy Vs Union Of India
In a landmark decision on August 24th last year, a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court unanimously upheld the fundamental right to privacy.
More recently, a committee headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna submitted a report and a draft bill on data protection. Public Comments on the bill are due by early next month. The Supreme Court’s judgment on the Aadhaar challenge is imminent. There have also been other developments in this context such as RBI’s data localisation directive, the DNA profiling bill, the draft information security in health care bill, data localisation provisions in the e-commerce policy and the government’s recently withdrawn proposal to create a social media communications hub.
To commemorate the anniversary of the judgment and discuss the recently released Data Protection Bill, and related issues we are hosting this discussion on privacy and data protection.