Security Predictions for 2018

Automation, Boardrooms and Data Protection Laws

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Prediction 4: Framework for data protection in India.

There are discussions around a co-regulatory approach that will involve the government and industry experts for governance of data protection in India.

A recent paper released on ‘data protection framework for India’ by a government-appointed committee of experts will draft a law based on seven principles — technology agnosticism, holistic application, informed consent, data minimization, controller accountability, structured enforcement and deterrent penalties. One critical element in the paper is that it stated the definition of personal data which ascertains the zone of informational privacy guaranteed by a data protection legislation.

This law will help data-driven innovations and lead citizens into a digital future.


 

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