FPF x NASSCOM Webinar Series 2023

FPF x NASSCOM Webinar Series 2023 November 9 and 21, 2023


FPF and NASSCOM, India’s largest industry association for the IT-BPM sector, are co-hosting two webinars on the consent regime under India’s new Digital Personal Data Protection Act of 2023 (DPDPA).

A key design feature of the DPDPA is its consent-centric approach. Both Organizations in India and around the world are navigating the new standards of consent brought in by the DPDPA. Such entities stand to benefit from discussions on how these standards, and the ground of consent more generally, are interpreted and applied. The aim of these webinars is to bring together views and perspectives from a diverse set of experts from regulators, industry, civil society, and the global data privacy community, to explore how these rules can be informed by the experiences in other jurisdictions.

Please join us this Thursday, November 9, from 5 – 7 pm India Local Time / 12:30 – 2:30 pm CEST / 6:30 – 8:30 am EST for a webinar on “Making Consent Under the DPDPA 2023 Meaningful.”

The first panel will focus on “Designing Notices & Requests for Meaningful Consent,” joined by the following global experts:

  • Paul Breitbarth, Data Protection Lead, Catawiki, and Member of the Data Protection Authority, Jersey
  • Eduardo Ustaran, Partner, Global Co-Head of Privacy and Cybersecurity, Hogan Lovells
  • Eunjung Han, Consultant, Rouse
  • Swati Sinha, APJC (APAC, Japan, China) Privacy Officer & Senior Counsel, Cisco
  • Moderators: Bianca Marcu, Policy Manager for Global Privacy, FPF and Ashish Aggarwal, VP & Head of Public Policy, NASSCOM

The second panel will focus on “Examining Consent and its Alternatives,” joined by the following global experts:

  • Francis Zhang, Deputy Director, Data Policy, PDPC Singapore
  • Leandro Aguirre, Deputy Privacy Commissioner, Philippines National Privacy Commission
  • Kazimierz Ujazdowski, Member of Cabinet, EDPS
  • Moderators: Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, VP for Global Privacy, FPF and Ashish Aggarwal, VP & Head of Public Policy, NASSCOM


Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna

VP for Global Privacy, Future of Privacy Forum

Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna is Vice President for Global Privacy for the Washington DC-based Future of Privacy Forum, a global non-profit present in Brussels, Tel Aviv, Singapore and Nairobi, where she leads the work on global privacy and data protection developments. She is also an associated researcher for the LSTS Center of Vrije Universiteit Brussel and a guest lecturer for Maastricht University’s European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity. Dr. Zanfir-Fortuna is a member of the Reference Panel of the Global Privacy Assembly and was a member of the Executive Committee of ACM’s Fairness, Accountability and Transparency (FaccT) Conference (2021-2022). She has experience in working for the European Data Protection Supervisor in Brussels, dealing with enforcement, litigation and policy matters, and contributed to the work of the Article 29 Working Party. She holds a PhD in law with a thesis on the rights of the data subject from the perspective of their adjudication in civil law, and an LLM in Human Rights. She published a comprehensive volume on the rights of the data subjects in 2015 (Protectia datelor personale. Drepturile persoanei vizate”, C.H. Beck, Bucharest, 2015), and is one of the co-authors of “GDPR: A commentary”, Oxford University Press, 2020. In 2023, she received the Stefano Rodota Award of the Council of Europe together with her co-authors for the paper “The Thin Red Line: Refocusing Data Protection Law on Automated-Decision-Making“.

Bianca Marcu

Policy Manager for Global Privacy, FPF

Bianca Marcu is Policy Manager for Global Privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum. As part of the Global Privacy team, her work focuses on growing the footprint of FPF’s global policy and legal research internationally.

Prior to joining FPF, Bianca was the Managing Director of the multidisciplinary Computers, Privacy and Data Protection (CPDP) Conference in Brussels. She led the conference’s programming work, comprised of 90+ panel sessions debating the latest developments in data protection and privacy in the EU and beyond.

As Researcher in Law at the Law, Science, Technology and Society (LSTS) Research Group of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Bianca counselled on the compliance of AI tools for scientific and political research purposes with data protection law.

Prior to making the move from the Netherlands to Brussels in January 2021, Bianca worked as Senior Advocacy and Standards Programmes Coordinator at ESOMAR. She is a certified Data Protection Officer and holds an LLM in International Law and Globalisation from Maastricht University.