Right to Privacy and Data Protection in India

  • Gourab Roy Chowdhury
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  • Gourab Roy Chowdhury

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

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The progress of technology and the dynamism of the legal universe in this latest age provide a perspective on privacy and data protection problems. Privacy is something that does not interfere with other people's interests. Due to technological development, privacy has become a priority of every person and it also places a narrow emphasis on information security. Data protection emphasizes the freedom of people and the freedom of these people is threatened by the stranger's interference. It is necessary to stop the interaction of the stranger to the operation of the individual by any means. Any fresh phenomenon can be validated through the constitution as a fundamental legal necessity. The purpose of this article is to start a severe discussion in the Indian view on the right to privacy and data security. Although privacy is not expressly given in accordance with the Constitution, it implies the right to privacy as guaranteed personal freedom under Article 21. There is an intrinsic dispute between data protection and the right to privacy. Data protection may include economic details, information on health, company suggestions, intellectual property, and delicate information. Data protection and privacy were dealt with in an exhaustive way but not in the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008. In data protection, the IT Act is not adequate and a distinct legislation is therefore needed in this respect.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 2602 - 2609

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111634

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