Aug 2022

Panel Discussion on Algorithmic Accountability and Personal Data Protection

Monday, 29 Aug 2022, 12:00 am-Monday, 29 Aug 2022, 12:00 am

What is the best way to regulate algorithms? How does this question intersect with privacy? Many data protection laws today already contain provisions on algorithmic harms, but these can often be inadequate and even inappropriate. The Centre for Applied Law and Technology Research (ALTR) at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policyhas published a new paper titled ‘Ensuring Coherence between Personal Data Protection and Algorithmic Accountability’ as part of its ongoing working paper series titled ‘The PDP Bill 2019 – the Hits & the Misses’.  The paper discusses the overlaps between data protection principles and algorithmic regulation and makes recommendations for harmonising the two for regulatory efficiency. 

This panel discussion will build on this concept to review the regulation of algorithms globally, and try to tease out the conceptual similarities and differences between regulating algorithms and protecting personal data. The discussion will also examine whether India needs a separate framework to regulate algorithms.

Please join us for this panel discussion hosted on Zoom titled ‘Algorithmic Accountability and Personal Data Protection’ on 29th August 2022 from 6-7 PM Indian Standard Time. 


  • DR. ABHISHEK GUPTA, Founder and Principal Researcher (Montreal Ethics Institute) & Senior Responsible AI Leader and Expert (Boston Consulting Group);
  • UDBHAV TIWARI, Senior Manager, Global Public Policy, Mozilla;
  • DHRUV SOMAYAJULA, Research Fellow, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy will be in conversation with
  • JAI VIPRA,  Senior Resident Fellow, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy (Moderator).

For any queries or questions, please email dhruv.somayajula@vidhilegalpolicy.in