Advertising Industry Beware… Privacy laws will make you irrelevant

The Privacy laws as they are emerging led by GDPR are conspicuous by the huge penalties that may be imposed as “Administrative Fines” even when the data subjects have not suffered measurable financial losses. These laws in general prescribe that personal data of target subjects should be collected only on the basis of an informed …

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Innovation of “Offline Authentication of Aadhaar”

According to the Caravan report about the proposed new Data Protection Act /Privacy Protection Act which the Srikrishna Panel has tabled, a suggestion has been made for amendment of the Aadhaar Act to introduce what is called “Offline Authentication”. A discussion has already ensured in the professional circles, how the “Offline” authentication can be done …

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Data is a Property…concept gets support from TRAI

In the Privacy and Data protection circles, a debate is going on for some time in India. Naavi.org had also suggested this to the Srikrishna Committee during the public consultations. (Refer: “Personal Data Should be Considered as Personal Property”). Subsequently,¬†DISHA 2018 in its draft form has endorsed this view. Now the TRAI Chairman also seems …

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Certified Indian Data Protection Professional.. Made for India

The “Certified Indian Data Protection Professional” introduced by Cyber Law College envisages that professional working in India need to have a an Indian perspective when dealing with Data protection requirements. Presently, Privacy and Data Protection professionals are so focused on international regulations that they forget that there are Indian laws as well which should actually …

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ITA 2000/8 remains the supreme Data Protection Law for India

One of the confusions that is prevailing in the domain of Privacy and Data protection is whether the two terms “Privacy Protection” and “Data Protection” are same. A time has come to distinguish the two concepts since this confusion should not percolate into the Indian Data Protection legislation as and when the Justice Srikrishna Committee …

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It is now ICANN Vs GDPR and the Winner is…..the Cyber Stone Pelter

The recent fight between ICANN with the German judiciary on what is the “legitimate interest” in ICANN collecting and making available to public the domain name registration details is an indication of the war that is going on between EU and US for economic supremacy on the global platform. EU wants to snatch away the …

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