Privacy and the Development of Personal Data Protection Legislation

  • Nikhil R Vasishta
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  • Nikhil R Vasishta

    Student at BMS College Of Law, Affiliated to Karnataka State Law University, India.

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This paper delves into the pivotal aspect of privacy under Article 21 of the Indian Constitution and also the development of Personal Data Protection in India. In the backdrop of various socio-legal changes that are brought into light, data privacy is a reckoning area in the era of digital economy. The absence of such legislation today is unimaginable and untenable; however, India is in the lime-light of great strides continually made in the field of Data Protection and Privacy. There have been a lot of recommendations, not only to protect the privacy of the individual but also to secure the interest of the businesses alike. There is still a lot left to be included in the bill on how it stands today. But, in the field of technology which is ever growing, the law governing it is in need of persistent change. Therefore, an analysis is needed of the same at regular intervals to keep up with changing circumstances and also check the effectiveness of implementation.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 5, Page 255 - 264


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