Saturday, December 15, 2012

Privacy Rights, Privacy Laws and Data Protection Laws In India

Privacy and data protection rights are integral part of human rights protection in cyberspace. Surprisingly we have no dedicated privacy laws in India and data protection laws in India. The privacy rights in India in the information era are distinctive in nature that requires a techno legal dealing. The increasing use of e-surveillance in India also require that dedicated and effective data privacy laws in India, privacy rights and laws in India and data protection law in India must be enacted as soon as possible.

Till now Indian national privacy policy is missing  and even legislative efforts in this regard are not adequate. A national privacy policy of India is urgently required in these circumstances.

A right to privacy bill of India 2011 has been suggested in the year 2011 yet till now we do not have any conclusive draft in this regard that can be introduced in that parliament of India. In fact, we are still waiting for a public disclosure of final and conclusive proposed draft right to privacy bill 2011 of India that can be discussed in the parliament.

The Supreme Court of India must expand privacy rights in India as that is the need of hour. Fortunately, the issue is already pending before it and there would not be much trouble in formulating a privacy framework for India.

However, the call is for the Indian parliament to take and it must enact sound and effective privacy and data protection laws for India.

Source: PTLB Blog.

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