Centre for Internet & Society

The Centre for Internet and Society (CIS), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), and DSCI cordially invite you to a "Privacy Round Table" at the FICCI Federation House in Tansen Marg on October 19, 2013.

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Jacob Kohnstamm, Data Protection Authority, Netherlands and Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party, Chantel Bernier, Assistant Privacy Commissioner, Canada, and Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner, UK will make presentations:




Introduction and summary of previous Roundtables
“Data Protection in the European Union”
Mr. Jacob Kohnstamm, Data Protection Authority, Netherlands and Chairman of the Article 29 Working Party
Regulatory Frameworks and Jurisdiction
a. Co-Regulation vs. Self Regulation vs. Statutory Regulation
b. Applicability of regulatory framework to domestic processing vs. multiple/international jurisdictions
“An Overview of the Canadian Privacy Regime”
Ms. Chantal Bernier, Assistant Privacy Commissioner, Canada
The Privacy Commissioner
a. Composition of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (officers, funding, organizational structure)
b. Powers of the Privacy Commissioner (investigation, audit, privacy impact assessment etc)
c. Functions of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner
Rights of the individual and exceptions to the right to privacy
a. Rights of the individual including: notice, access, deletion etc.
b. Exceptions to the right to privacy: national security, public
order, public interest, prevention and detection of crime etc.
“An overview of the Privacy Regime in the UK”
Mr.  Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner, UK
Defining and protecting personal data and personal sensitive data
a.    Definitions and distinctions between personal data vs personal sensitive data
b.    Levels of protection for personal data vs. personal sensitive data
c.    Penalty and remedy for breach of personal data vs. personal sensitive data
Penalty and Redress
a. Forms and extent of penalty: fine, public notice, shut down of services etc.
b. Forms of redress for the individual
c. Enforcement of penalty and redress

The Speakers


Jacob Kohnstamm

Before his appointment as Chairman of the Dutch Data Protection Authority in 2004, Jacob Kohnstamm was active in Dutch politics as member of the Lower House of the Dutch Parliament, as State Secretary for Internal Affairs and as member of the Senate of the Dutch Parliament (between 1981 and 2004). Before that, he worked as a lawyer in Amsterdam.

Since February 2010, Jacob Kohnstamm is Chairman of the Art. 29 Working Party of European Data Protection Authorities.

Since November 2011, Jacob Kohnstamm is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.


Chantal Bernier

Chantal Bernier was appointed Assistant Privacy Commissioner of Canada in December 2008.

Ms. Bernier started her career in the federal government as a lawyer in the Department of Justice, Canada. She went on to hold a directorship at the Privy Council Office before being appointed Assistant Deputy Minister at Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and later on at Public Safety Canada.

She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law from the University of Sherbrooke and a Masters in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


Christopher Graham

Christopher Graham became UK Information Commissioner in June 2009, with responsibility for overseeing the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection Act regimes — upholding information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. He is the Vice Chair of the Article 29 Working Party of the European Data Protection Authorities.

Christopher was the director general of the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) from April 2000 to June 2009. From 2003-5, he was chairman of the European Advertising Standards Alliance (EASA), the federation of advertising self-regulatory bodies across the EU Single Market.

Prior to joining the ASA, Christopher was for three years Secretary of the BBC. Christopher first joined the broadcaster as a news trainee in 1973. He was a Current Affairs Producer for BBC Radio and TV before becoming Managing Editor of News Programmes for TV and Radio.

Confirmations and RSVP

Please send your email confirmations for attending the Delhi Privacy Round Table on October 19, 2013, to Elonnai Hickok ([email protected])