Certificate Course on Data Protection Law

CERTIFICATE COURSE ON DATA PROTECTION LAW

With the growth of digital age, there is a subtle but consolidated growth of digital laws and surely it cannot be denied that data is the new oil. In an automated world everything is big-data driven therefore, it is of necessity that there is an adequate regulation and growth of sound jurisprudence on data protection law. Interestingly, India is a new member to the family of privacy rights, it was in 2017 that India recognized privacy as a fundamental right (K.S. Puttaswamy-I). However, data protection continues to be a facet still to be recognized as a fundamental right. 

The draft bill on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is about to be enacted, which again would be the prime legislation for governing the matters of data protection law in India. The coming of the enactment would create new legislative entities in form of Data Protection Authority, Appellate Tribunal and will also create positions of Data Protection Officer at Data-Fiduciary level. With the nascent origin of data protection legislation, and thousands of Data-Driven companies working in India, there would be a large demand for Data Protection Officer in coming times. Further, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) the prime legislation on data protection in Europe, is already governing the data ecosystem within the European Countries and has also impacted the working of different digital companies serving in India and Europe together. Under this scenario a legitimate insight into the working of the GDPR would be conducive for an individual aspiring to work in the discipline of data protection.  

Therefore, it is a conducive time for tapping into this opportunity, thus in this pursuance of this goal, the Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur is starting this Certificate Course on Data Protection Law for embedding within the participants the jurisprudential aspect of privacy, data protection and ancillary technological advancement. The course would be relevant for any working professional or aspiring to be one in the discipline of GDPR and Indian PDP, as there are many Data-Driven Companies functioning in India, there would be a natural demand for the professionals with expertise in this discipline. Further, the course would also be relevant for European Union and United States based professionals who are catering their services to Indian Companies and would surely gain an insight into the working of the Indian Personal Data Protection Regime, which will increment their marketability.                    

 LEARNING OUTCOME

The Individual undergoing the course would be able to:

  • Differentiate between Privacy Rights & Data Protection Rights
  • Differentiate between the jurisprudential difference between dignity-based approach & freedom-based approach
  • Differentiate between different forms of privacy policies
  • Understand Data Protection Impact Assessment
  • Understand the intricacies of Blockchain

RESOURCE PERSONS FOR THE COURSE

  • Bjørn Erik Thon, Data Protection Commissioner, Norway
  • Georgia Chatzitheodorou, PhD, Data Protection Officer
  • Ashit Kumar Srivastava, Assistant Professor of Law, Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur
  • Advocate Anubhav Ghosh, Practicing at Bombay High Court

DURATION: The Course would mostly run-on weekends (including Fridays and on some weekdays). The course starts from 1st October and ends on 31st October 2021.

  • The last date for registering is 25th September 2021.
  • Only first 50 participants would be considered.

COURSE FEE

  • INR 12,000 per participant
  • The Course would be conducted online.

 EVALUATION AND CERTIFICATION

  • Successfully passing an online quiz examination on the topics covered in the lecture
  • Timely submission of the project assigned by the participants

The Participant would be awarded the Certificate after fulfilling the above-mentioned criteria     

SYLLABUS

1. INTRODUCTION TO LAW, INDIAN CONSTITUTION & PRIVACY

Module I of the course would be dealing introduction to law, the hierarchies of legal system, the basis of Indian Constitution, introduction to privacy right and its segregation from data protection law.  Further, the module will analyse the ‘dignity-based’ approach adopted under the Indian Constitution for the recognition of privacy as a fundamental right.  And how dignity-based approach draws an inspiration from European & American jurisprudence. A study of chronological judgments which have established privacy as a normative value among Indian Constitution would be studied and how it led to origin of Data Privacy jurisprudence.      

2. DATA PROTECTION & ITS CHALLENGES

Module II will be specifically dealing with the origin of data protection jurisprudence and how the data protection jurisprudence is a separate norm from the privacy rights. The module will also deal with the idea of ‘data ownership’? The Kind of challenges that data breach produces for privacy rights i.e., algorithm tracking, data profiling and data mining. The module will also deal with the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, the new rights which the bill brings in and its compliance requirements.

3. GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION (GDPR) COMPLIANCE

Module II will be dealing with GDPR compliance and will give an insight into the philosophical underpinning of the European Legislation. The module will help in understanding the intricacies of application of GDPR, what requirement a Company needs to have before offering services in European Nations. The Module would also deal with rights embedded within GDPR and their application.

4. BLOCKCHAIN

Blockchain technology has certainly come out as a novel mechanism which has the capacity of revolutionizing the whole intermediary-based infrastructure. Therefore, the module will be dealing with intricacies of the working of the blockchain technology, especially with regards to diverse perspective of Blockchain: such as crypto-currency, blockchain-governance & e-contacts, which are becoming a new means of transacting.

5. TRAINING SESSION FOR DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

The fourth module will be a training session for participants, as the new data protection legislation is going to create a lot of demand for the position of ‘Data Protection Officer’. The fourth module will be an exercise cum lecture model for inculcating within the participants the skill set required for performing the task of a Data Protection Officer.         

DURATION OF THE SESSION: 24 HOURS 

DATE WISE DIVISION OF COURSE (It is tentative and maybe changed as per administrative requirement) 

 

Time & Date

Topic

Speaker

1st October 2021

5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (IST)

Introduction to Law, Constitution & Privacy   

Mr. Ashit Kumar Srivastava

Assistant Professor of Law

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

8th October 2021

5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (IST)

Data protection & its challenges 

Mr. Ashit Kumar Srivastava

Assistant Professor of Law

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

9th October 2021

4:45 P.M. to 7:45 P.M. (IST)

Data protection & its challenges

Mr. Ashit Kumar Srivastava

Assistant Professor of Law

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

15th October 2021

5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (IST)

Introduction to Digital Constitutionalism & Types of Privacy Policy: GDPR, SPDI & IT Rules

Mr. Ashit Kumar Srivastava

Assistant Professor of Law

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

16th October 2021

5:00 P.M. to 7: 00 P.M. (IST)

GDPR Compliance – I

Georgia Chatzitheodorou, PhD, Data Protection Officer

20th October 2021

12:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. (IST)

How to conduct a Data Protection Impact Assessment

Mr. Bjørn Erik Thon, Data Protection Commissioner, Norway

22th October 2021

5:00 P.M. to 7: 00 P.M. (IST)

GDPR Compliance – II

Georgia Chatzitheodorou, PhD, Data Protection Officer

23rd October 2021

5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. (IST)

Training Session for Data Protection Officer

Georgia Chatzitheodorou, PhD, Data Protection Officer & Mr. Ashit Kumar Srivastava

Assistant Professor of Law

Dharmashastra National Law University, Jabalpur

29th October 2021

5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. (IST)

Training Session for Data Protection Officer

Georgia Chatzitheodorou, PhD, Data Protection Officer

30th October 2021

5:00 P.M. to 7: 00 P.M. (IST)

Blockchain and It’s intricacies

Advocate Anubhav Ghosh, Practicing at Bombay High Court

Mode of Evaluation

a) There would be weekly evaluation of the participants, consisting of Quizzes and assignment-based evaluation. To qualify for the certificate each participant needs to score more than 50 percent cumulatively in all the Quizzes and complete 90 percent of the assignments.

DISCLAIMER: The course would give a competitive edge knowledge in the working of Data Protection Officer with training sessions as well, but it will not be a qualification itself. As the Indian Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is still in the stage of bill, therefore, any qualification required by an individual to work as a Data Protection Officer can only be laid down by the legislator. The qualification required by the Data Protection Officer differs from Country-to-Country. 

For registering, apply on this given below link of Google Form  and payment details would be shared with you and for any other information reach out to us at dplcourse@mpdnlu.ac.in or contact us at +918009708888

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