The United States and European Commission Announce Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework

The United States and the European Commission have committed to a new Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework, which will foster trans-Atlantic data flows and address the concerns raised by the Court of Justice of the European Union when it struck down in 2020 the Commission’s adequacy decision underlying the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework.   The Background […]

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Utah is the latest US State to Pass a Data Privacy Law

Utah has enacted new privacy legislation that gives residents greater personal data rights and safeguards. The Utah Consumer Privacy Act (UCPA) will go into effect on December 31, 2023, less than two years from now. The rules will apply to companies with a $25 million annual revenue or more that do business in Utah, create […]

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A billion people and a Privacy law that is not about Privacy

In the year 2017 Despite the resistance from the Government, Honorable Supreme Court of India held the Right to Privacy as a Fundamental right in India. Fast forward to 2019, when a bill called the Personal Data Protection Bill,2019 was introduced in the Lok Sabha of Parliament of India. There was a new energy and […]

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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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