Centre for Internet & Society

Udbhav Tiwari was a panelist for an Industry Consultation Panel on Data Retention organised by the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) at the Le Meridian, New Delhi on 23 November 2016.

The agenda for the Panel was ‘Data Retention – Provisions under 67C’ and Udbhav's co-panellists were:

  • Gowree Gokhale, Nishith Desai and Associates
  • Srinivas Poosarla, Vice President and Head (Global), Privacy & Data Protection, Infosys
  • Chandra Ballabh, Security & Continuity Group, Bharti Airtel

The Panel was moderated by Bishakha Bhattacharya, Senior Director, NASSCOM.

The panel was fairly interesting and I largely espoused an outlook based on the principles of Transparency, Accountability, Proportionality and Due Process for any regulation that does come out in the near future regarding data retention, with a particular focus on balancing the interests of the key stakeholders. (Government, Industry & the Public)

The feedback to our position on the panel was decent to good, with Microsoft, Intel-McAfee, Samsung and SAP reaching out and agreeing to our broader stand and some of them looking forward to collaborating on us on future work on the topic as well.