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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Is Business Contact Data considered as Personal Data under GDPR?

One of the questions that is bugging Companies engaged in some kind of marketing to corporate executives is whether a “Work E-Mail”or “Work Phone number” , which is the “Business Contact Information” (BCI) qualifies itself as “Personal Information” (PI) under GDPR. If BCI is PI then companies need to scrap any such information they might …

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Data Porting under GDPR is good in theory but challenging in practice

Data Portability is one of the contentious issues of the GDPR from the compliance angle. We had discussed the “Theory of Dynamic Personal Data” in one of our previous articles. That concept would be relevant to address the issue of Data Portability as envisaged in GDPR. Article 20 of GDPR states as follows: Article 20: …

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Definition of “Undertaking” under GDPR needs to be Debated

GDPR is liked by some as a good law to protect privacy of individuals and is often looked upon as an “Emerging Standard”.  Many companies are working towards calling themselves “GDPR Compliant” since it makes a good marketing sense though GDPR does not apply to them. Even the Whitepaper on Data Protection Law which the …

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Ownership of CCTV footage

Dr Pratap Reddy, Executive Chairman of Apollo Hosiptal has stated that  Apollo Hospital had turned off CCTV cameras placed in the ICU when the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha was undergoing treatment. (Refer report here). In the light of a strong suspicion that Ms Jayalalitha could have been murdered by a political conspiracy, the …

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