High time India had a right to privacy law4 min read 30 Jul 2017, 07:13 PM IST
A private member bill tabled recently ticks most of the boxes that one would expect from a strong data privacy law
Public discourse around data privacy is probably at its zenith in India today. In the Supreme Court, a nine-judge bench is hearing arguments to decide whether right to privacy is part of the right to life of an individual under Article 21 of the Constitution. Meanwhile, member of Parliament Baijayant “Jay" Panda tabled the Data (Privacy and Protection) Bill, 2017 in the Lok Sabha recently, proposing the right to privacy as a fundamental right for Indian citizens.
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