Privacy Matters — Analyzing the Right to Privacy Bill (Privacy Bill)

Venue: Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Event Date/Time: Jan 21, 2012 End Date/Time: Jan 21, 2012
Registration Date: Jan 21, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jan 21, 2012
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Privacy India in partnership with IDRC, IIT Bombay, Godrej Culture Lab, TISS and the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore is organising a public conference at IIT, Bombay on 21 January 2012

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.

Please confirm your participation by getting in touch with Natasha ( We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend and look forward to your participation.


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