Unpacking the Non-Personal Data Report: Innovation Catalyst or Regulatory Overreach?

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IDFC Institute’s Data Governance Network in partnership with Cyber Saathi hosted a webinar on Unpacking the Non-Personal Data Report: Innovation Catalyst or Regulatory Overreach? panellists included Baijayant 'Jay' Panda, National Vice President and Spokesperson- BJP; Dr. Rajendra Kumar, Additional Secretary, MeitY; Ashutosh Chadha, Vice President and Head of Govt Affairs for South Asia, Mastercard; and N.S. Nappinai, Supreme Court Advocate and Founder, Cyber Saathi.


Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda

Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda is the National Vice President and Spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a 4 time Member of Parliament - both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Dr. Rajendra Kumar

Dr. Rajendra Kumar is a senior officer in the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S.) and is currently working as the Additional Secretary, Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) in Government of India. Prior to his current assignment, he was the Principal Secretary, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Department in the Government of Tamil Nadu. Dr. Kumar holds a Ph.D. in international economic development and regional planning and an MCP from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, an M.Tech in Management and Systems from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and a B.Tech in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur.


Ms. NS Nappinai

Ms. N. S. Nappinai, Supreme Court Advocate and founder of Cyber Saath. She is Advisor - Maharashtra Cyber police. Ms. Nappinai represented the Govt of Kerala in the recent decision of the Kerala High Court on data protection in Balu Gopalakrishnan V. State of Kerala & Ors (April 24, 2020). Ms. Nappinai is part of An alumna of Stanford CDDRL, Chevening UK and IVLP USA.

Mr. Ashutosh Chaddha

Mr. Chaddha is Vice President & Head Public Policy and Government Affairs South Asia at Mastercard. Nearly 30 years of National and International Experience in Corporate and Government Affairs, Policy Advocacy, Channel Management and Strategic Planning. Worked closely at very senior levels with stakeholders in the Government, Academia, Industry as well as Multilaterals. 



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