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.