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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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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