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Highlights from the USIBC Data Protection Roundtable

As part of the International Privacy Forum, the U.S. India Business Council organized a data privacy roundtable on November 15  with U.S., Japanese and Indian government officials to discuss India’s draft Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB). The discussion, which focused on the effective creation of an Indian data protection authority, included U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Christine Wilson, officials from the Japanese Personal Information Protection Commission (PIPC), Indian representatives from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and the National Cyber Security Centre (NCCC), and a range of industry leaders.

The session coincided with the Indian Parliament’s decision to list the PDPB for introduction and debate in the current winter session – extremely timely and pertinent deliberations. International regulators offered insights and experience around best practices and pitfalls in privacy regulation, including the recent Japanese experience in creating new data protection authorities (DPAs), as well as building trust both between consumers and the government, and among international privacy regulators.

Session Highlights