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Panel Discussion | Draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022


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Saturday, December 17, 2022, 4:00 pm

The Law and Technology Society, NLSIU invites students, practitioners and academicians across all areas of law to a panel discussion on the Draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 on Saturday, December 17, 2022.

The event will involve panelists from across the spectrum of privacy law dealing with an extremely contemporary issue. E-Certificates will be provided to the attendees.


Ms Malavika Raghavan: Ms Raghavan is a doctoral candidate at the London School of Economic’s Information Systems and Innovation Group and currently a Senior Fellow at the Future for Privacy Forum. Her work entails interdisciplinary research in India, focusing on the impacts of digitization on the lives of lower-income individuals. Her work since 2016 has focused on the regulation and use of personal data in service delivery by the Indian State and private sector actors, often enabled by expansive State-supported technical and regulatory architectures.

Mr Jaideep Reddy: Mr Reddy is currently Counsel in the Telecom, Media and Technology vertical of Trilegal and a visiting faculty at the National Law School of India. He has previously been part of Nishith Desai Associates in the capacity of the Leader in their TMT vertical. His practice focuses on disruptive technologies and their interaction with the law, including cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, payments, privacy and cybersecurity, and other technology-related issues (disputes, regulatory and public policy).

Mr Vivek Reddy: Mr Reddy is a Senior Advocate of the Andhra Pradesh High Court, and a partner at Vivek Reddy Law Chambers, dealing extensively with privacy matters. He is a graduate of NLSIU and Harvard Law School and a member of the Governing Council of National Law University, Delhi. He had also worked on the initial Joint Parliamentary Committee report on the Data Protection Bill.

Ms Sriya Sridhar: Ms Sridhar is currently a part of the in-house legal team at Setu, a fin-tech company (part of the Pine Labs group), prior to which she practiced at a law firm within the IP and Technology practice. Her practice focuses primarily on technology laws (currently with a focus on fin-tech) and contracting, privacy laws and regulatory compliance. She has worked on advising on the intersection between law and emerging technologies, including intermediary liability issues, blockchain technology and e-commerce. She also worked extensively with business and product teams to translate their needs into legal documentation, especially in a tech context. Apart from her practice, she researches and writes on topics such as fin-tech regulatory developments, privacy rights, digital governance, and open access policy.

Mr Divij Joshi: Mr Joshi is an independent lawyer and researcher. He graduated with a B.A., LL.B.(Hons.) degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, in 2016. Subsequently, he joined a litigation practice in Bombay, and then as a research fellow, conducting legal and policy research on issues of technology, urban governance, and environmental laws. he was a Mozilla Technology Policy Fellow for 2019/20 during which he created the AI Observatory, interrogating government use of Automated Decision Making in India. He is also an editor at SpicyIp.

About L-Tech

The Law and Technology Society (‘L-Tech’) is one of Asia’s oldest student-run tech-law groups and is committed to exploring the boundless contours of the intriguing interface between law and technology. The main objective of the committee is to build up-to-date scholarship in this field by making research panels and by organizing a series of interesting events including seminars, conferences, policy-making competitions, essay competitions, etc. Our flagship event is Consilience, which is an annual multi-day conference. It was started in the year 2000 and holds the record to be the first of its kind in India. In the past, the society has had the privilege to host events with dignitaries such as Jacob Appelbaum, Anthony Taubman, Richard Stallman, Stephen Hobe, etc. It is one amongst the many societies at National Law School of India University, Bangalore.