Talk by Usha Ramanathan: Eminent Domain and expropriation of data

Eminent domain - a doctrine devised to let the state take private land for a public purpose - is the legacy underlying the Land Acquisition Act of 1894. In the current era, this doctrine is extended to personal data and community data.

“The data-fication of personal data, the planting of the notion of personal data as a public good, the commodification of data, the rendering irrelevant of consent, the idea of ‘trickle up’, are part of what is seen as necessary to let the business in data get established,” argues Dr. Usha Ramanathan in her forthcoming talk about a perspective on India’s Non-Personal Data (NPD) regulation.

Date: Tuesday, 16 February

Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

RSVP: India's Non-Personal Data (NPD) framework – Privacy Mode

This talk is organized as part of the ongoing advocacy and documentation efforts for NPD.

The talk will be livestreamed on YouTube. Interested participants can also join the Zoom link (shared with those who RSVP). Or, you can leave comments for the speaker and moderator on Comments – India's Non-Personal Data (NPD) framework

For inquiries, write to or call 7676332020

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