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Rethinking National Privacy Principles: Evaluating Principles for India's Proposed Data Protection Law

by Amber Sinha — last modified Sep 11, 2017 02:22 AM
September 11, 2017

This report is intended to be the first part in a series of white papers that CIS will publish which seeks to contribute to the discussions around the enactment of a privacy legislation in India. In subsequent pieces we will focus on subjects such as regulatory framework to implement, supervise and enforce privacy principles, and principles to regulate surveillance in India under a privacy law.

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MediaNama - #NAMAprivacy: The Future of User Data (Delhi, Sep 6)

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Sep 05, 2017 10:22 AM

MediaNama is hosting a full day conference on "the future of user data in India", on the 6th of September 2017, which is particularly significant given the recent Supreme Court ruling on the fundamental right to privacy, and two government consultations: one at the TRAI, and another at MEITY. This discussion is supported by Facebook, Google, and Microsoft. Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Research Director, will participate as a speaker in the session titled "regulating storage, sharing and transfer of data."

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CIS Statement on Right to Privacy Judgment

by Amber Sinha — last modified Aug 31, 2017 06:13 PM

In an emphatic endorsement of the right to privacy, a nine judge constitutional bench unanimously upheld a fundamental right to privacy. The events leading to this bench began during the hearings in the ongoing Aadhaar case, when in August 2015, Mukul Rohatgi, the then Attorney General stated that there is no constitutionally guaranteed right to privacy.

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Infographic: The Impending Right to Privacy Judgment

by Amber Sinha and Pooja Saxena — last modified Aug 22, 2017 11:50 PM
August 22, 2017

The ruling will be important not just for the immediate Aadhaar case but also numerous other matters to do with state intrusions, decisional autonomy and informational privacy.

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Here’s why we need a lot more discussion on India’s new DNA Profiling Bill

Here’s why we need a lot more discussion on India’s new DNA Profiling Bill

by Elonnai Hickok — last modified Aug 21, 2017 11:48 PM
August 21, 2017

The DNA Profiling Bill 2017 is still missing a number of safeguards that would enable individual rights. The implications of creating regional and national level DNA databanks need to be fully understood and publicly debated.

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Privacy is not a unidimensional concept

by Amber Sinha — last modified Aug 07, 2017 08:02 AM

Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all citizens in India to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good. The ruling of this nine-judge bench will have far-reaching impact on the extent and scope of rights available to us all.

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High Level Comparison and Analysis of the Use and Regulation of DNA Based Technology Bill 2017

by Elonnai Hickok — last modified Aug 11, 2017 02:16 AM

This blog post seeks to provide a high level comparison of the 2017 and 2015 DNA Profiling Bill - calling out positive changes, remaining issues, and missing provisions.

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Should an Inability to Precisely Define Privacy Render It Untenable as a Right?

by Amber Sinha — last modified Aug 04, 2017 01:49 AM
August 04, 2017

The judges may still be able to articulate the manner in which limits for a right to privacy may be arrived at, without explicitly specifying them.

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Aadhar: Privacy is not a unidimensional concept

by Amber Sinha — last modified Aug 23, 2017 01:50 AM
August 23, 2017

Right to privacy is important not only for our negotiations with the information age but also to counter the transgressions of a welfare state. A robust right to privacy is essential for all Indian citizens to defend their individual autonomy in the face of invasive state actions purportedly for the public good.

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Data Protection: Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation

by Aditi Chaturvedi — last modified Jul 04, 2017 04:12 PM
July 04, 2017

As recently as May 27, 2016, the General Data Protection Regulation (REGULATION (EU) 2016/679) (hereinafter referred to as GDPR) was adopted. The Data Protection Directive (1995/46/EC) (hereinafter referred to as DPD) will be replaced by this Regulation.

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