Event : Privacy Matters | Jan. 21, 2012 | IIT, Bombay


Date : Jan. 21, 2012

Where : IIT, Bombay

Time : 9:30 A.M. till 6:00 P.M.

RSVP : natasha@cis-india.org

Conference Theme

The conference will focus on the questions and dilemmas posed by privacy in
India today, with a concentration on the “Right to Privacy Bill”. The right to
privacy in India has been a neglected area of study and engagement.
Although sectoral legislation deals with privacy issues, India does not as yet
have a horizontal legislation that deals comprehensively with privacy across
all contexts. The absence of a minimum guarantee of privacy is felt most
heavily by marginalized communities, including HIV patients, children,
women, sexuality minorities, prisoners, etc. – people who most need to know
that sensitive information is protected.

Privacy India was established in 2010 with the objective of raising
awareness, sparking civil action and promoting democratic dialogue around
privacy challenges and violations in India. One of our goals is to build
consensus towards the promulgation of comprehensive privacy legislation in
India through consultations with the public, legislators and the legal and
academic community.


Speakers for the event include, Danish Sheikh, Menaka Guruswamy, N . Nappinai, Na . Vijayashankar, Prashant Iyengar, R. Ramkumar and Sudhir Krishnaswamy.

I will also be speaking on whether an expanded privacy right may be harmful to freedom of expression as public figures may try to limit debate and discussion under the guise of privacy.