A fundamental error

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.

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Data belonging to Indians must reside within the country, says Aruna Sundararajan

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.

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Protect critical personal data of citizens: draft Bill

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.

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Society needs the Artificial Intelligence Data Protection Act now

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

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.

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