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Privacy law cannot be only a tool for hiding oneself

We often say that “One person’s right to extend the arm ends at the tip of the nose of the next person”. This is a well known cliche but often forgotten by those who are over enthusiastic on “Privacy” including … Continue reading

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Public Consultation on Data Protection Law….some points of discussion-3

(This is a continuation of the previous article) 3.¬† A lot of discussion centered around the issue of “Consent” and “Informed Consent”. The issues were about the need for and effect of consents as an instrument of Privacy protection. There … Continue reading

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Public Consultation on Data Protection Law…. Some points of discussion-2

(This is a continuation of the previous article) 2. One of the questions that arose during the discussions was on the “Data Breach Notification requirements” under the proposed act. There was one concern of the industry that “Data Breach” reporting … Continue reading

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Public Consultation on Data Protection Law…. Some points of discussion-1

During the discussion on the Data Protection white paper in Bangalore on 13th instant by three members of the Expert Committee led by the Chairman Justice B.N.Srikrishna, several interesting issues came up for discussion. While it is difficult to recall … Continue reading

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Data Protection Law in India… Three Big Ideas …. Data Trust, Jurisdictional Umbrella and Reciprocal Enforcement Rights

As the Government of India conducting nationwide public consultation programs on the Data Protection Law proposed to be drafted on the basis of the Justice Srikrishna Committee, I would like to place before the ministry, some of my key ideas. … Continue reading

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Right to Privacy should cease at death

At a time when India is debating a new law on Data Protection, an interesting question has been raised¬† before the Supreme Court about the “Right of Privacy” and whether it extends beyond death. The recent judgement of a 9 … Continue reading

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