The Only Privacy Law Referencer You Will Ever Need

We’re very happy to announce the Privacy Law Referencera free online manual on Indian Privacy Law, updated and accessible everywhere.

The Referencer currently includes:

  • Every single section (full text) of the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, cross-referenced against the recommendations of the Expert Committee on Data Protection.
  • Every single recommendation of the Expert Committee on Data Protection (full text), cross-referenced against the relevant sections of the Draft Bill.
  • Extracted summaries from the operative section of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Aadhaar case.
  • Downloadable full-text copies of:
    • The Draft Personal Data Protection Bill;
    • The Report of the Expert Committee on Data Protection;
    • The Right to Privacy judgment; and
    • The Aadhaar judgment (link only)

And yes, it’s free. No strings attached.

Here’s how you can use the Referencer:

• Click this link.
• That’s it!

Here’s a video that explains how the Referencer works:


A few things to keep in mind:

  • You can access the Referencer online anywhere, including on your mobile devices, and we will constantly update the Referencer as new materials emerge.
  • We think of the Referencer as a collaborative project – while we can’t give everyone edit rights for obvious reasons, we invite your comments, suggestions, requests, heck, even your demands – what would you like to see changed, added, or improved on the Referencer? Tell us, and if we can, we’ll do it!
  • The Privacy Law Referencer is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit
    • License details and attribution requirements appear in the ‘LICENSE AND COPYRIGHT’ tab on the Referencer.
    Please, pay it forward – feel free to share the link to the Referencer ( with anyone you think might find it helpful!

Thank you, and we hope the Privacy Law Referencer is useful for you!


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