RGNUL, Certificate Course, Data Protection and Legal Approaches in India


Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab is a leading educational institute. It was established by the Punjab State Legislature by the Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006. The university obtained approval from the Bar Council of India (BCI) in July 2006. In 2007, the university registered with the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi under Article 2 ( f) of the UGC, Act of 1956. The university was accredited with an “A” grade by the NAAC in 2015.


Cyberlaw University is an online education platform specifically dedicated to the study of Cyberlaw and related legal issues. Cyberlaw University aims to offer various courses and degrees that would educate participants on various legal issues relating to Cyberspace, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. Cyberlaw University is committed to bringing participants of its various courses the ever-changing trends in legal issues affecting computers, computer systems, computer networks, communication devices, and data and information in electronic form.


The subject of data protection has become extremely relevant over time. The arrival of Covid-19 has once again demonstrated that Indians are becoming huge data generators. As Indians have transformed into global authors, global transmitters and global disseminators of data, it becomes imperative that data is protected appropriately.

India now offers a new approach to data protection. After nearly two years, the Joint Parliamentary Committee (‘JPC’) report on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was finally published on 16th December 2021. The report also contains a new version of the law entitled “The Data Protection Bill, 2021”.

In light of these developments, a short-term certificate course will be delivered on “Approaches to Data Protection in India”. This course would aim to sensitize all stakeholders on the emerging legal frameworks and approaches to data protection in India. The course is offered for a total duration of 16 hours. The course would be offered jointly by Cyberlaw University and the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law.


The course will have the following components: 1. Data and its growing importance – Globally; 2. Data and its growing importance in India; 3. Concept of data protection – its evolution and growth so far – globally; 4. Data protection approaches in India from 2000 to 2019; 5. Important data protection cases in India; 6. Report of Judge BN Srikrishna on Data Protection and Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018; 7. Personal Data Protection Bill, salient features, issues and challenges of 2019; 8. Sovereign interests, data privacy and data protection; 9. Joint Parliamentary Committee and its report on the PDP Bill, 2019; 10. Data protection and cybersecurity – connection and correlation – Global scenario; 11. Data Protection and Cybersecurity – Legal Approaches in India; 12. Aadhaar and Aadhaar-related data protection; 13. Data protection and growing mobile ecosystem in India; 14. Data protection and cloud computing; 15. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and its impact on data protection; 16. Emerging Trends in Data Protection Globally and in India


The program will take place in online mode on February 26 and 27, 2022.

ELIGIBILITY: The course is open to all law students, professors and professionals. All participants are required to pay the registration fee of Rs 8000/- (including GST) The last date of registration: February 20, 2022


All participants are required to pay the registration fee of Rs 8000/- (including GST) Last registration date: February 20, 2022.


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