Like the flying car or the new ‘Game of Thrones' novel, India's new data privacy law had been described as being ‘almost ready' and ‘a few months away' for a very long time!
S.S. Rana & Co. Advocates
In a surprising and significant move, the Central Government on August 03, 2022 has withdrawn the much- touted Personal Data Protection Bill from the Lok Sabha...
Karanjawala & Company
With the onset of the digital era, crimes in cyberspace have been aggressively increasing – taking myriad forms and targeting people for both monetary and informational reasons.
Yesterday the Indian Government officially withdrew the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 ("Bill") from Parliament. Sometimes called ‘India's GDPR', this Bill sought to regulate data processing activities of entities collecting data of individuals in India.
Agama Law Associates
With the digital boom in India, the issues relating to protection of data and avoidance of identity, theft or fraud are real concerns and information on the internet is vulnerable to get misused...
Lakshmikumaran & Sridharan Attorneys
The ability of intermediaries to make content removal decisions has always been under question.
Spice Route Legal
India's proposed data protection law has been a long time in the making. In 2018, a committee of experts constituted by the Indian government issued a first draft of a proposed law...
Blockchain is gaining popularity, but it has a privacy problem. Vitalik Buterin, the founder of Ethereum, summarizes the concern:
This set into motion a ripple effect that has altered the way data transfers are undertaken from the EU.
One of the biggest impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been on children, their education, and their playtime. Restrictions on physical gatherings mean that e-learning and edu-tech platforms have boomed.
More than 4 years after the Indian Supreme Court declared informational privacy to be a fundamental right, a new draft data privacy law for India is closer than ever.
The use of drone technology by both private and public actors have raised significant privacy concerns for Indians. Unfortunately, the current statutory and regulatory framework...
Obhan & Associates
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology ("MEITY") has published the draft National Data Governance Framework Policy ("NDGFP")on May 26, 2022 which aims to transform...
Calendar year 2021 saw a number of regulatory developments, some expected and some surprising, that will shape the Indian digital business ecosystem in interesting ways.
Majmudar & Partners
In India, the Identification of Prisoners Act, 1920 (the "1920 Act") permitted the collection of fingerprints, footprint impressions, and photographs of,...
It is well recognised that the governmental as a whole, and also across departments - collects, maintains, and has access to large-scale data.
Khurana and Khurana
In past two years, more than 1,00,000 cyber crime incidents were registered in India. These cases mainly include Phishing, Cyber Extortion, Data breach, Identity Theft, Harassment.
Personal Information, as per Section 3 (29) of the proposed Data Privacy Bill is defined in a manner similar to the global data protection laws.
Khurana and Khurana
The legal systems across the globe have accepted the ideas of justice, fairness, equality, and reasonableness as the cornerstones of their nations.
TMT Law Practice
With the dawn of an era which intends to preserve the rights manifested with respect to data privacy and associated rights bestowed upon an individual, leaving behind the rights accruing in favor...