The same government that demands encryption keys from businesses like Google and RIM – India – is also reportedly working on creating national privacy laws. Maneesh Chhibber reports:
Worried about the negative impact of the leakage of intercepted conversations, the Centre has begun working on codifying privacy laws in the country.
The new law will frame rules for monitoring phone and the Internet and for providing a redressal mechanism in case of breach of privacy.
Sources told The Sunday Express that the Union Law Ministry is working on a framework of what could be done under the Constitution to protect an individual’s privacy. Sources said Law Minister M Veerappa Moily had asked his officers to prepare a blueprint for codification of privacy laws. “We are on the job and a draft will be submitted to the Prime Minister’s Office soon,” said a Ministry official.
Read more in Express India.