Apr 2022

Roundtable Discussion on ‘Children’s Privacy under the PDP Bill, 2019’

Thursday, 14 Apr 2022, 5:00 pm-Thursday, 14 Apr 2022, 7:00 pm

The Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy invites you to an online roundtable discussion titled ‘Children’s Privacy under the PDP Bill, 2019” on April 14th, 2022 at 5 pm.

The passage of a data protection law for India is imminent with the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 tabling its report before the Parliament during the recently concluded Winter Session of 2021. A crucial yet seldom discussed issue, in the Indian context, is that of children’s informational privacy. Children constitute the fastest growing internet user base and the ways in which they interact with the digital environment is evolving at an exponential speed. The regulatory approach to the issue will have implications on their right to privacy, right to access the internet and their right to autonomous development. Simultaneously, it will impact and significantly alter the manner in which data fiduciaries across sectors process children’s personal data.
In that light, the Centre for Applied Law and Technology Research is publishing its second working paper in its ongoing series on the PDP Bill, 2019 titled “Safeguarding Children’s Information Privacy in India: An Assessment of the Framework under the PDP Bill, 2019”. The paper discusses threats to children’s informational privacy, the development of children’s personal data protection law in India, contemporary position of law and regulatory solutions in other jurisdictions and next steps in this regard for India’s proposed Data Protection Authority.


  • Mr. Gaurav Gogoi, Member of Parliament, Member of the JPC on the PDP Bill, 2019.
  • Dr. Elizabeth Coombs, Affiliated Associate Professor, Information Policy and Governance, University of Malta and Former Chair, Taskforce of UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
  • Ms. Aparajita Bharti, Co-founder, Young Leaders for Active Citizenship and the Quantum Hub.
  • Mr. Sunil Abraham, Public Policy Director, Data Economy and Emerging Tech, Facebook India
  • Ms. Uthara Ganesh, Head of Public Policy, India, Snap Inc.

The discussion will be moderated by Trishee Goyal,  Research Fellow, Centre for Applied Law and Technology Research (ALTR), Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.