Should data be allowed to flow freely or localised at source? As IT Ministry prepares to present data protection Bill in Parliament and countries argue at global forums, a look at both sides of the debate.
Data privacy is a fundamental right emanating from Article 21, as held by the Supreme Court in the Puttaswamy case, and breach of fundamental right must be viewed very seriously, Justice B Srikrishna said.
The Editors Guild of India also endorsed the Srikrishna Committee’s suggestion that the Press Council of India and other media watchdogs should incorporate provisions for data privacy in their code of ethics.
The draft bill has extended the definition of sensitive personal data to include passwords, financial data, health data, sexual orientation, biometric data, genetic data, caste, tribe, religious or political belief, etc. It also lays down the legal grounds on the basis of which personal data can be used