Bill 64 aka Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions respecting the Protection of Personal Information has been passed by Quebec National Assembly

The Act to Modernize Legislative Provisions respecting the Protection of Personal Information (“Bill 64“) received royal assent, within a day after its adoption by the Quebec National Assembly. The passage of this Bill so quickly was preceeded by a legislative process, which was year and a half long after the bill was first introduced by Sonial Lebel, […]

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Privacy Laws in South Asia

The southern region of Asia includes India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and the Maldives. The association between these nations is the South Asian Area of Regional Co-operation (SAARC). The growth of data protection laws in these countries has been significant since 2013. Even though the laws in these countries are based on […]

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Privacy compliance on Indian government portals

Introduction  The right to privacy and government surveillance for security are contradictory. The seed of right to privacy as a constitutional right vis a vis surveillance by the government was planted by the minority judgement given by Justice Subba Rao in the Kharak Singh case, wherein it was stated that privacy was within the purview of Article 21 […]

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Largest fines imposed on organizations for data privacy violations

The swelling mode of data privacy violations continues to climb uphill, and as a result, there has never been a more unsafe time in history to share personal data with businesses and corporations, as necessary as that may be. Substantial fines evaluated for data breaches in the recent times point towards the increasing concern of […]

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Challenges facing India in implementing Data Privacy regulations

India, with its population of over 1.3 Billion, is a rising digital market. Companies have been investing in India to tap the potential of a broad consumer base. A wide consumer base means more expansive access to data and consumer information. The consumer information includes personal and non-personal data. Personal data is involved, and data […]

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GDPR: Impact since 2018

Understanding GDPR- why was it enacted?The GDPR is considered to be a comprehensive set of rules and compliance requirements for use of information that belongs to citizens of European Union (EU). It was enacted after the Cambridge Analytica scandal involving Facebook. The provisions of the regulation are broadly framed to include processing of Personally Identifiable […]

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