Anniversaries can be reasons to celebrate the present or reminisce about our past. When we do the latter, it is a call to memory, often signifying an unfulfilled promise and a preference for nostalgia. August 24 will mark the first anniversary of the unanimous affirmation of the right to privacy by a nine-judge Bench of the Supreme Court.
BENGALURU – Two dissent notes at the end of the 213 page BN Srikrishna Committee report on data privacy reveal the high-stakes battle between global technology giants to process the personal, and financial data, of India’s 1.2 billion citizens.
NEW DELHI: Telecom secretary Aruna Sundararajan said the turbulent days for the industry were over and things should settle down completely by early 2019. Data belonging to Indians should reside within the country and its analysis should not happen overseas, Sundararajan told ET in an interview, even as she underscored the need for personal data of citizens to be in safe hands.
By Sunil Abraham In the run-up to the Justice BN Srikrishna committee report, some stakeholders have advocated that consent be eliminated and replaced with stronger accountability obligations. This was rejected and the committee has released a draft bill that has consent as the bedrock just like the GDPR.
BENGALURU: The exhaustive set of requirements for notice, consent and grounds of processing personal data of Indians in the draft data privacy bill will force startups to rework their core systems, take fresh consent, and change their data practices that is likely to increase the cost of compliance for companies.
MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is considering asking e-commerce and social media firms to exclusively store customer data locally, a move that could affect global giants that operate in the country such as Amazon, Facebook and its messaging service WhatsApp.
Two days after the government handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation the Cambridge Analytica case – where social media giant Facebook was accused of snooping on personal data of some 50 million users – the final touches on a draft data protection bill has stopped short of ticking all the boxes.
The draft personal data protection Bill 2018, submitted by the Justice B.N. Srikrishna-headed expert panel on Friday, has proposed that critical personal data of Indian citizens be processed in centres located within the country. The draft law, which comes after a year-long consultation process, however, has left it to the Central government to notify categories of personal data that will be considered as critical.
It is the acknowledgement of innovation by a minority in a challenging atmosphere, and of the adversity of the mountains. It is the acknowledgement of the courage to find solutions to those problems rather than cursing them or planning to migrate or running away from them.
While the draft Bill for protection of personal data of Indian citizens has been welcomed as a positive start, it is not without loopholes, according to various stakeholders who have called for an in-depth consultative process before the Bill becomes a law. An expert panel headed by Justice B.N.
The Justice BN Srikrishna committee submitted its report on the data protection law The report was keenly awaited by all for its implications on data handling and processing practices by both Indian as well as foreign companies along with government departments.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – U.S. payment firms have successfully pushed India to consider diluting rules on data storage, but their lobbying campaign has sparked a bitter industry spat pitting them against local rival Paytm, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.
A few weeks ago, in on law and technology in his weekly column Mint, lawyer Rahul Matthan questioned whether India should be adopting European standards of data protection instead of designing its own system. He illustrates this dilemma by giving as an example the American experience with upholding copyright law.
On December 31, 2015, I published my original call to arms for society’s rational regulation of artificial intelligence before it is too late. I explained certain reasons why someone who is against solving problems through regulation would propose precisely that mechanism to help hedge the threats created by AI, and announced my proposed legislation: The Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act (AIDPA).
New law on data protection being framed: Govt in Rajya Sabha | The Indian Express A new law on data protection is being framed, Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday. His remarks came after TMC MP Derek O’Brien sought the government’s response on measures being taken for data protection and national security on the internet.