The Centre for Applied Law and Technology Research (ALTR) at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy is launching a working paper series titled ‘The PDP Bill 2019 – the Hits & the Misses’. This series seeks to look at various concepts set out in the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (PDP Bill, 2019) that merit a deeper look. The working paper series shall also be accompanied by a discussion series that puts the spotlight on these concepts.
The first paper in this working paper series is titled ‘Retaining Informational Privacy in the Age of Emerging Technology’. The paper focuses on privacy and data protection concerns emanating from emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) systems and internet of things (IoT) devices. These concerns are discussed in light of the regulatory framework put forward by the PDP Bill, 2019. The introduction of this regulatory paradigm promises greater control and autonomy over one’s personal data. The paper evaluates the various measures that reinforce meaningful consent and allow control of one’s data after having given consent for its processing. The paper further discusses deployment of AI and IoT systems by the central government, and highlights the risks of broad exemptions to government agencies in light of these uses.
In this context, ALTR organised a panel discussion titled ‘Retaining Informational Privacy in the Age of Emerging Technology’ on 28th February 2022.
- Divij Joshi, Doctoral Candidate at the University College London
- Sreenidhi Srinivasan, Principal Associate at Ikigai Law
The discussion was moderated by Dhruv Somayajula, Research Fellow at ALTR, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy.