The legal counsel and assistant vice-president for intellectual property and data privacy at Genpact has set up a consultancy focusing on data privacy and intellectual property (IP).
Srinjoy Banerjee opened an office in Gurugram and named his company Excaliburancy. The company will provide consultancy as well as litigation and prosecution advisory relating to data privacy and IP.
Privacy and Data Protection are the most misunderstood and abused areas of law Banerjee said, adding that there is an immediate need to correct this imbalance and to bring about awareness and advisory in this area and the new age nuances of IP.
“Three recent judgments in India-the Puttuswamy judgment of 2017 making privacy a fundamental right; the scrapping of section 377; and the Aadhaar judgment; and with the coming of General Data Protection Regulation in the EU and the Indian government considering similar legislation, this is the right time to step into the area,” Banerjee told the India Business Law Journal.
Banerjee, who has over 17 years of experience, including 12 years at law firm LexOrbis and five years at Genpact, is a designated fellow of information privacy from International Association of Privacy Professionals and a registered advocate on the Bar Council of India and a patent agent.