By: Ashit Kumar Srivastava 3 May 2019 5:25 AM GMT It has almost been two years now that Supreme Court of India had delivered K.S Puttuswamy judgment – I (2017), by which it had recognized 'privacy' as a fundamental right in India. However, this epic declaration did not foster any substantive kinetic changes in the Indian Parliament, especially in the area of data protection law, which by the way, was regarded as one of the essential elements of privacy. This facet of privacy was emphasized in the judgments of Justice DY Chandrachud as well as Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, additionally, in the Aadhar Judgment (K.S Puttuswamy – II) (2018) Justice Chandrachud had emphasized on a stronger data protection regime for a country like India, where more than 40 percent of the population is surfing the internet without any safeguard. However, on the outcome of the judgment, the Government of India (GoI) had appointed an expert committee under the chairmanship of … [Read more...] about The Missing Jurisprudence Of A Sound Data Protection Law
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By: aasavri Rai 30 Jan 2019 11:48 AM GMT National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, is organising a two-day Professional Certificate Course on 'Privacy and Data Protection Laws'. Dates: 1st-2nd March, 2019 Venue: Krishnappa Hall, NLSIU Nagabhavi, Bengaluru Who can attend: Lawyers, cybersecurity experts, cyber technicians, privacy officers, data officers, compliance officers, data protection officers, students, academicians, relevant industry personnel Course Fee: Rs. 15,000 Registration Deadline: 20th February, 2019 The brochure and registration form can be accessed here. Topics : 2-day Course On Privacy And Data Protection | NLSIU Bengaluru Related … [Read more...] about NLSIU Bengaluru To Hold 2-day Course On Privacy And Data Protection
By Levi Sumagaysay | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 17, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: January 17, 2019 at 6:03 am State and federal lawmakers have pushed for privacy laws after myriad online breaches and scandals. Now, saying the United States faces a “crisis,” advocacy groups are going a step further and calling for a new data protection agency. “The U.S. needs a federal agency focused on privacy protection, compliance with data protection obligations, and emerging privacy challenges,” an alliance of more than a dozen groups — including Bay Area-based Color of Change, Center for Media Justice and Berkeley Media Studies group — said Thursday. They said the agency, unlike the Federal Trade Commission, should have rule-making authority. “Digital giants invade our private lives, spy on our families, and gather our most intimate facts for profit,” the groups said in the proposal. “Each … [Read more...] about Is it time for a federal data protection agency?
By: Priyanka Anand And Vasudha Luniya 2019-01-11T11:10:39+05:30 “We do not have to make a trade-off between ensuring personal data protection and the manner in which we do business. Law and technology gives us the ability to have both” The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 ("PDP Bill") is aimed at securing the rights of data subjects and overhauling completely the present data privacy and protection regime in India or rather the lack of it. The Government of India, constituted a committee of experts to study various issues relating to data protection in India and make specific suggestions on principles to be considered for data protection in India and draft legislation. The committee, formed with the idea to create a powerful data protection law in India, submitted the draft PDP Bill to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on July 27, 2018. The PDP Bill is yet to be passed by the Parliament and is expected to be tabled in the current winter … [Read more...] about Understanding the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 and Bracing for Impact
The new Tesla emergency response vehicle with some of its predecessors. Photo: Basel-Stadt Police UPDATED: Tesla on Friday defended its data protection credentials after Swiss media outlets reported that the roll-out of new Tesla police cars in the canton of Basel–Stadt could be delayed because of concerns over data relayed by the vehicles to the US carmaker's servers. On December 5th, police in the canton unveiled the first of seven new Tesla X 100D emergency response vehicles, each with a price tag of 140,000 Swiss francs (€124,000). But now there are fears a planned spring 2019 roll-out will be delayed after concerns were raised about the fact that the internet-connected could "listen in" on their drivers because key commands are voice-activated. Data from these voice recordings could theoretically be mined from Tesla servers, regional daily BaslerZeitung initially reported. However, the newspaper later clarified that this example had been intended … [Read more...] about Switzerland’s new Tesla police cars hit data protection roadblock