Theory of Privacy

While we carry on a discussion on the “Right to Privacy” as a fundamental right and what should be the provisions of regulation such as Digital Data Protection Act or GDPR etc., there is a need to also have a firm understanding of the foundation and legislative background for the law.

The DPDPB2022 has skirted the issue by making this Bill only as an attempt to regulate Governance of Digital Personal Data in a manner that it would ensure that Personal Data is not misused to cause infringement of Privacy Right.

But the real nature of the Right to Privacy beyond it being a part of the Fundamental Right to Life and Liberty under the Article 21 of the Indian Constitution is not clearly explained even in the Puttaswamy Judgement.

There is therefore a need for a continued academic debate on this topic since this will come to haunt us even when regulations are notified under DPDPB 2022. would like to start a debate on the “Theory of Privacy” for academic purpose with the hope that we would add to the global knowledge base on the topic.

I invite participation of other academicians in this respect. Watch out for series of articles that would be released over a period of time.



About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
This entry was posted in Cyber Law. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Theory of Privacy

  1. V Rajendran says:

    A good move. I eagerly look forward to seeing the views of eminent people in the group.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.