February 09, 2017

Key Design Elements for Data Protection

By Renuka Sane, Vrinda Bhandari

Renuka Sane, Visiting Fellow at IDFC Institute, and Vrinda Bhandari outline the key elements of a data privacy law for the country.


"With a view towards a future where this glaring gap in our legal regime is filled, we suggest five key elements that should drive the design of a privacy law (when it is actually enacted), or laws that have an impact on privacy. These include the manner of collection and retention, use and processing, and sharing of data. In turn, these elements should be shaped by the rights of users, and robust supervisory and enforcement mechanisms."


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