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Privacy laws forcing “Blind Advertising” instead of Targeted advertising

The Privacy laws as they are emerging led by GDPR are conspicuous by the huge penalties that may be imposed as “Administrative Fines” even when the data subjects have not suffered measurable financial losses. These laws in general prescribe that … Continue reading

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Interpreting “Personal Data” and “Business Contact Data” under GDPR

Imagine you have constructed a house and let Mr X live there and use the address for his activities for which you have authorized him to. Does the house belong to you or Mr X? When Mr X’s authorization to … Continue reading

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Data Protection Professionals.. Don’t Get Sandwiched between the regulator and the boss

Data Protection Industry is closely related to the Information Security industry on the one hand and the Legal Compliance industry on the other hand. This industry includes of Data Controllers and Data Processors as envisaged in Data Protection laws such … Continue reading

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GDPR should not be a license for “Masked Cyber Stone Pelters” to disturb global peace

The recent fight between ICANN with the German judiciary on what is the “legitimate interest” in ICANN collecting and making available to public the domain name registration details is an indication of the war that is going on between EU … Continue reading

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Territorial Scope of GDPR and UK DPA 2018

There is a mis-perception prevailing in some sections of IT industry in India that¬† “GDPR is applicable to India” without recognizing that its applicability is subject to certain conditions. This needs to be dispensed with at the earliest. One of … Continue reading

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Are Privacy Laws Getting bigger than Cyber Crime Laws?.. Is Profiteering replacing deterrence principle in law making?

GDPR has changed the landscape of Cyber Laws by redefining the priorities of Cyber Laws. So far the concern of the society was mostly on “Preventing Damage to a Citizen” through Cyber Crime laws.¬†This was achieved by defining certain actions … Continue reading

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