1st e-Seminar in association with

Liberty and

The Indian Jurisprudence

on Individual's

Data Privacy

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.

- American Declaration of Independence (1776)

Ours is an age of information, more particularly, electronic information. No doubt, even today, information is knowledge, but technology is more powerful, as it has practically and fundamentally interconnected life of individuals. Internet has taken over everything, and metaphorically it can be termed omnipresent. It not only aids the free flow of information, but also connects people, provides a platform for e- commerce, e-banking, e-trading, e-reading, e-booking and even for e-streaming. Unsurprisingly, it comes with uninvited problems as well, as every transaction performed with the help of internet leaves electronic tracks generally without the knowledge of the user. These electronic tracks contain data and information which provide insight on the kind of person the user is and her interests. Precisely, this information gives a picture of the being and the things that matter and therefore, raises privacy concerns that depict serious issues in this age of information and technology, more particularly in a democracy where the ‘right to privacy’ has taken the shape of fundamental rights by virtue of the judicial activism.


The uniqueness of the constitutional jurisprudence could be evidenced through the extended dimension of Article 21 of the Indian Constitution. Right to privacy is one of those rights which have come into existence after widening of the purview of Article 21 of the Constitution. Initially the Constitution of India didn’t guarantee the right to privacy, but the Supreme Court of India in order to articulate and enforce what is 1 American Declaration of Independence (1776) beneficial for the society in general and people at large, through its landmark judgment delivered on August 24, 2017, in the case of Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd) vs. Union of India, enforced the right to privacy of 1.3 billion people as one of the essential fundamental right. The Hon’ble Apex Court, while delivering the Puttaswamy’s judgment, not only overruled its two early decisions—MP Sharma vs. Satish Chandra in 1954, and Kharak Singh vs. State of Uttar Pradesh in 1962—which had held that privacy was not a fundamental right, but also declared that the ‘right to privacy’ is protected as an intrinsic part of the right to life and personal liberty under Article 21 of the Constitution and as a part of the freedoms guaranteed by the Part III of the Constitution.


The judgment of K. S. Puttuswamy has an incidental implication on the complex relation between the personal privacy and the big data, particularly in the context of how the judicious use of these technologies can result in the State achieving its legitimate interests with greater efficiencies. This case has recognized the impact that non-government entities can have on personal privacy, particularly with respect to informational privacy on the internet. While it is very clear that fundamental rights could be enforced only against the state, looking the broad language of this the various experts has stated that it could be extended to private sectors as well.


This judgment has definitely widened the regime of right to privacy and is definitely going to bring a large number of sectors infringing the privacy laws within its purview. It is hoped that conducting a discussion amongst legal luminaries, academics, members of the Bench, the Bar and enforcement agencies during the proceedings of this e-seminar would be fruitful at a time when the dimensions of the Right to Privacy is changing vividly in India. The first of its kind e-Seminar also seeks to distillate the experience and suggestions of various stakeholders in preparing a database for the lawmakers and policy planners to appropriately frame a Data Protection Law to address the concerns relating to Data Protection, Data Privacy and the Privacy of the individuals in what is being called as the Digital India.

About e-Seminar



Justice Kurian Joseph Former Judge, Supr


Privacy and Data

Protection Framework: The Indian Contact Tracing App ‘Aarogya Setu’


Biometric Identification in India: The Aadhar Chapter and the Fundamental
Right to Privacy


Protection vs.


The Expanded

Surveillance Scheme


Doctrinal Shadows of the Indian Constitution over the Right to Privacy in the
Digital India


  1. No articles / papers / abstract would be rejected. Only those having issues with respect to formatting errors or plagiarism would be sent back to the concerned author on or before July 09, 2020. They need to send their modified abstract on or before July 10, 2020.

  2. All papers / articles would be published in the special edition paper back book with ISBN number which would be available for sale in Amazon India website and mobile applications.

  3. Those contributing papers / articles need not register for the Inaugural & the Valedictory sessions again. They would be entitled to attend both the session and would be getting CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION in addition to CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION.

  4. The best three (3) papers in the student category and in the professionals category would be given exciting prizes by LEXIS NEXIS.

Well researched original research papers, articles and case studies are invited from the academics, practitioners, researchers, students and other stakeholders working and interested in the field of data protection in India.

  • Only one co-author is permitted.

  • Co-author is also required to pay registration charges.


Research papers shall be subject to the approval of Editorial Board for inclusion in the seminar proceedings. All research papers shall be subject to scrutiny of anti- plagiarism software. Selected papers will be published in an edited book (special edition) with ISBN Number within one month of the completion of the e-Seminar. The above identified issues/sub‐themes are only illustrative. Participants may select the related topics covered under the main theme.



  • Participants who intend to present their research papers in the seminar are required to submit the Abstract of their paper before 08 July, 2020 through e-mail.

  • The word limit for abstract is 300 – 350 words.

  • The abstract should contain a brief profile of the author including e-mail ID, contact number and official address.

  • The word limit for Research Paper is 1500-2000 words (maximum) (excluding footnotes).

  • It must be typed in Times New Roman Font Size 12 on A4 size paper with 1” margin on all sides with 1.5 line spacing. Footnotes should follow uniform style of citation.

  • Authors are advised to strictly follow the Bluebook (19th ed.) citation format.

  • Abstracts & Research papers may be submitted to the Convener of the seminar at contact@legisorbis.com, marking a copy to info@legisorbis.com.

  • At the time of submission, authors need to specify in the subject ‘e-Seminar: Abstract/Full paper - with Title of the paper’.

  • Participants are required to submit the Research paper/ Articles on or before 17 July, 2020 [5:00 pm IST] through e-mail.

  • Articles received after the stipulated deadline will not be entertained for participation in the seminar. In such cases, no claim for refund of the registration fees or the extension of the submission deadline would be entertained.




The Seminar is meant for professionals, lawyers, judges, academicians, researchers, think tanks, students, members of industry and presiding officers of various regulatory bodies.

Call for Papers

Special Award to Best Papers in Both Categories

The best papers in both the Professional and the Student category would be given special award by the Title Sponsor of this e-Seminar.


The selection of the best papers would be done by the Editorial Board of the



All papers / articles selected in this e-Seminar will be published in a Special Edition book having ISBN number which would be available for purchase on Amazon India and the website of Legis Orbis.




Opening of Registration



Final Abstract Submission with modification



Valedictory Session of Seminar



Closing of Registration



Last date for Submission of Full papers



Distribution of Certificates



Last date for Abstract Submission



Inaugural Session of Seminar

Week of September


Publication of Book



Intimation of Acceptance/Rejection of Abstract



Virtual Presentation of Papers

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