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GDPR Risk.. Shareholders and Auditors may question the management. Are you ready?

Indian IT industry has a high stake in the outsourced business from US and EU, UK markets. A good part of this outsourced business involves processing of “Personal Data” of data subjects of the respective country. As regards US, India has many processors who process health data and are accustomed to complying with HIPAA and …

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RE-Identification could be an offence in Australia

An amendment bill has been tabled in Australia to amend the Privacy Act 1988 to prohibit conduct related to the re-identification of de-identified personal information published or released by Government entities. (See Details here) According to the provisions of the amendment, when an agency is entrusted with de-identified information, they shall not act in any …

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Data Breach and Data Disclosure: Need for specific Policies

In developing Privacy Controls it is important to distinguish between “Data Breach” and “Data Disclosure” and adopt appropriate policies for “Data Breach Notification” and “Data Disclosure”. The essential difference between Data Breach and Data Disclosure is that a “Data Breach” represents an unauthorized access to information where as Data Disclosure represents a release of information …

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Privacy and the Media: Do we need a Sector Specific Law?

Media is considered the fourth pillar of democracy and “Free Press” is considered the hallmark of a mature democratic society. The same society also holds “Privacy Right” in high esteem. But often the “Privacy Right” of individuals clash with the “Freedom of the Press” to disseminate information. Just as the Privacy Vs Security debate is important, Privacy …

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