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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Are Data Protection Laws getting bigger than Cyber Crime laws?

GDPR has changed the landscape of Cyber Laws by redefining the priorities of Cyber Laws. So far the concern of the society was mostly on “Preventing Damage to a Citizen” through Cyber Crime laws.¬†This was achieved by defining certain actions as “Contraventions” and/or “Offences” and imposing a “Civil Liability to pay compensation” or treat it …

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Taming the Monster of GDPR

GDPR has come into effect since yesterday along with the UK Data Protection Act 2018. Together these legislation are completely changing the IT business landscape in India. Already an Austrian Data Privacy Activist Max Schrems has launched three complaints worth a total of Euro 3.9 billion against Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram through regulators in Austria, …

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UK DPA 2018 becomes effective from 25th May 2018

Racing against time with the implementation of GDPR, UK authorities have completed the formalities in introducing the new version of Data Protection legislation effective from 25th May 2018 co-terminus with the applicability of EU GDPR. This will continue even after BREXIT. UK-DPA 2018 should be considered as an extension of GDPR and entities to whom …

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The Role of DPOs under GDPR and the need for Indian Association of Data Protection Professionals

GDPR which is coming into full force on 25th May 2018 is aimed at protecting the Privacy interests of EU citizens under the EU constitution. However, the EU Commission believes that it has a role in protecting the privacy of the global community and uses its commercial clout as a collective economic entity to project …

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Data Processing Association of India is required in India to defend against GDPR

The earlier article on GDPR entry into India being like a Vasco Da Gama discovery of India, has attracted some interesting reactions from some industry professionals. While we may accept that the intention of GDPR is to protect the Privacy of natural persons and therefore there are “Data Subject’s Rights” including “Right to Erasure”, “Right …

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