Jun 052011
 
 June 5, 2011  Laws, Non-U.S.

Pritesh N. Munjal writes:

India has no privacy laws and data protection laws. This is despite the fact that without these essential laws many governmental projects are simply illegal and unconstitutional. Even future technologies like cloud computing are not safe to be used in India. Further, a special protection to privacy rights in the information age is need of the hour.

However, instead of strengthening the privacy laws and data protection laws in India the government is working in the opposite directions. Indian government has increased its e-surveillance activities and established many e-surveillance oriented projects without proper legal framework.

India has launched many crucial Projects like Aadhar, National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), Central Monitoring System (CMS), Centre for Communication Security Research and Monitoring (CCSRM), etc, informs Praveen Dalal, managing partner of Perry4Law and leading techno legal expert of India.

Read more on CJNews India.

Earlier this year, draft privacy rules were introduced, as described here.

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