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Privacy and Data Protection Laws

DraftCraft Institutes, the educational and research arm of global think tank DraftCraft International, has been offering internationally-recognised courses confirming to global industry standards since 2001. These courses are conducted independently as well as in conjunction with universities and institutes across the world.

Distinctly opposed to academic institutes, DraftCraft Institutes fulfill three vital roles:
1. Design courses that supplement conventional, formal education with pertinent practical exposure and provide participants the 'industry edge' over counterparts.
2. Create courses complete with Industrial Visits to bridge the 'skills' gap between academics and industry and prepare participants for professional endeavours.
3. Offer a unique opportunity for course participants to partake in DraftCraft International's Live Projects and gain crucial practical experience in core specialisations.

About The Course
The Right To Privacy garnered nationwide attention in 2017 when a nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court delivered a unanimous verdict in Justice K.S. Puttaswamy vs Union of India stating that the Right to Privacy is a fundamental right under the Indian Constitution. Today, user data generated in cyber space is growing exponentially with a dozen-odd social media apps being launched everyday. The challenges arising are not just myriad but far ahead of the existing solutions. The present-day law is unable in keeping pace with the risks. Several issues such as IPR violations, identity thefts, privacy breaches, financial swindling are becoming the order of the day.

Right to privacy and protection of personal data are intrinsically linked. This course will examine the existing laws that ensure privacy, the lacunae in the legal infrastructure, due diligence to be followed by service providers and users and the way ahead. Case studies from across the world will be analysed and discussed for a wider perspective and comparative analysis.

This is a first-of-its-kind signature course conducted by DraftCraft International since 2001.

Course Highlights
- Understanding privacy and the law
- Source of the Right to Privacy
- Protection of data, intellectual property
- Principles of data privacy, protection and security
- Role of state and non-state agents
- Legal and regulatory framework of privacy
- Case studies, precedents, judgements, amendments
- Judicial and legislative actions for violations

Who Should Register
The course offers valuable knowledge and exposure to interested members of the public, but is particularly useful to:
- Lawyers/Law Professionals
- Journalists/Media Professionals
- Students (Law, Media)
- Human Rights Activists
- Privacy Law Activists
- Company Executives
- Corporate Managers/Employees
- Entrepreneurs
- Patent Agents
- Academicians
- Analysts
- Scientists, Researchers, Engineers
- International Organisation Personnel
- Software Professionals
- Law Enforcement Personnel
- Government Officials
- Activists
- Civil Society Members
- Socially-Aware Citizens

Course Details
Each course module is complete with the latest International Case Studies, Judgements and Precedents (wherever applicable) and Legal Insight on the issue.

Unique Features
- Course modules are customised for each participant based on his/her educational and professional background
- The course enables participants to supplement their formal education with in-depth academic knowledge and niche industry exposure
- The course offers balanced global perspective through integrated research and practical training
- The curriculum is updated at regular intervals with changing discourse, laws and policies
- The course builds employable skills and greatly enhances global career prospects
- The course offers opportunities to intern and gain hands-on experience with DraftCraft International's live projects

Course Delivery
The course is designed and delivered by learned academicians, practitioners, leading domain experts and industry professionals.

Modes Of Study
The course is conducted in the following interactive modes:
- Classroom Mode: Lectures and practical field sessions for small groups for personalised attention
- Online Mode: Course material is disseminated virtually through the internet
- Live Project Mode: Opportunity to observe, understand and learn from 'live projects' where practical aspects of a subject are taught from Ground Zero

The sessions are interspersed with research assignments, discussions, presentations and screenings.

Course Duration
The course duration is One Month (on weekends) or One Week (daily).

- Indian Nationals: HSC or Class XII from a recognised board or university
- Foreign Nationals: Equivalent of HSC or Class XII in the respective country

Participants are constantly mentored and provided academic support during the course duration.

- Participants are assessed at the end of the course by way of test(s)
- A certificate will be awarded by DraftCraft Institutes upon successful completion of the course

Internship Opportunities
Following successful completion of the course, participants are provided an opportunity to intern and gain experience with DraftCraft International and work with our personnel on live projects across India and beyond borders. The internship will be free and not charged.

Placement Opportunities
Following successful completion of the internship programme with DraftCraft International, all participants are provided a wide range of opportunities to embark on a professional career. They will be able to partake in DraftCraft International's Live Projects across India and beyond borders, depending on their qualification, experience and aptitude. The work arrangements with DraftCraft International are purely project-based, contractual and limited in nature.

Those seeking careers in the specified field are also counseled for relevant employment opportunities with entities in India and abroad such as law firms, international organisations, government agencies, corporates, educational institutes and NGOs.

Registration Details
To register for the course, fill the form here.

*Note: A modified version of this course may be offered as:
1) A Qualifier Course: For student participants who wish to intern with DraftCraft and are enrolled in a relevant degree programme.
2) A Bridge Course: For student/professional participants who wish to intern with DraftCraft but do not have the relevant academic/professional background or qualification.