Akriti Gaur is a lawyer working on issues at the intersection of law and technology in India.
Ultimately, India’s AI strategy narrative needs to change from being a reactionary step to “counter the charge” of countries like China, to a proactive one where policies and infrastructure serve as “a beacon of inspiration” to other countries that are further behind.
The draft law proposed by the committee raises significant questions of implementation and enforcement. Policymakers must first assess whether the police and traditional investigation tools are equipped to investigate crimes of this nature.
As of now, there is no statutory framework that holistically protects informational privacy of individuals in India.