Shalini Singh reports:
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology in its report titled “Cyber-Crime, Cyber Security and Right to Privacy”, which was submitted on February 10, has admonished the Government for dragging its feet on a privacy legislation.
The Committee rejected outright the government’s contention that the IT Act was sufficient to protect the privacy of citizens and human rights. The Committee, after receiving the evidence, not only expressed its “extreme” displeasure, but in fact accused the Government of having “diverted the issue stating that the Department of Personnel and Training is still in the process of evolving legislation to address concerns of privacy, in general, and it is still at drafting stage.”
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