ODE Updates: Volume VII

| 5 May 2022
  • An Indian Express article by Varad Pande, Partner, Omidyar Network India and Subhashish Bhadra, Director, Klub, illustrates how the existing Notice & Consent framework is broken. They present three strategic innovations that look beyond the extant framework to safeguard user data and create a meaningful digital life for every Indian.
  • The Busara Centre for Behavioural Economics, Kenya and The Centre for Social and Behavioural Change, Ashoka University, published ‘Behavioral Experiments in Data Privacy’ to study the intent-action gap exhibited by users when engaging with data privacy policies and sought to devise solutions to increase user privacy consciousness.
  • The Centre for Internet Society published a report titled ‘Rethinking Data Exchange & Delivery Models’ which examines the data protection provisions of the PDP Bill, 2019 on welfare delivery models from the perspective of data exchanges and suggests ways to operationalise key provisions.
  • Rahul Matthan’s discussion paper titled ‘Beyond Consent: A New Paradigm for Data Protection’ argues that a rights-based framework – wherein data fiduciaries remain accountable for the harm they cause regardless of whether they obtained consent – is crucial. An article by independent lawyer Dhruv Shekhar further argues in favor of this.
  • A WEF white paper titled ‘Redesigning Data Privacy’ highlights how by placing people rather than the idea of a consumer contract at the center of the Notice & Consent paradigm, we start to unlock human-centered design as a solution to better data privacy.