Personal Data Protection: Threats and Challenges in the wake of Covid-19

  • Swati Rai
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  • Swati Rai

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, PIMR, Indore, India.

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For the past few 3 years the entire world has been revolving around the threats and challenges resulting from the effects of the virus named Covid-19 commonly called as ‘the Corona’. The pandemic had affected the lives of the individuals in many ways posing various challenges before them. Although the mankind is very fast adapting and accommodating with the technological advancements. One such measure utilized the most for accommodating the concerns of connectivity with the outside world is the use of Internet and online applications for trade, commerce, professional activities and personal outreach. The use of Internet has indeed made easier the life of people ensuring connectivity with the outside world during the phase of lockdown and isolation world over. But at the same time the over dependence on Internet and Online resources has introduced the issues such as abuse and misuse of personal data divulged during online activities and interactions thus pawing way for various kinds of cyber-crimes. This becomes even more significant an issue considering the fact that the Indian legislative framework is inadequately armed to deal with the issues such as Personal data protection or protection of Right to privacy in the cyber world. The over involvement of Internet and virtual space and the inefficient laws are the setbacks to the proper utilization of the such significant technological boons namely cyber space.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 3, Page 1849 - 1853


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