Understanding India’s New Data Protection Laws and their Influence on the Constitutional Right to Privacy

  • Khushi Pradeep Rinwa
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  • Khushi Pradeep Rinwa

    Student at University of Mumbai, Thakur Ramnarayan College of Law, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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An internationally recognized fundamental human right is privacy. However, in the era of digital technology, safeguarding personal data faces significant hurdles. This research paper provides a detailed exploration of the evolution of privacy rights in India, underscoring the critical role of data protection legislation. The paper begins by illuminating the urgency of addressing privacy concerns in the digital age, emphasizing the ethical handling of data, the protection of user rights, prevention against misuse, and the overall safeguarding of individuals' interests. It considers the complicated world of digital data while looking into historical background and the requirement for data protection laws in India. It also emphasizes necessity in establishing comprehensive legal frameworks to regulate these practices effectively. It also covers the evolution of digital personal data protection laws in India and how data protection laws have changed over time. Moreover, the paper highlights the basic requirement for thorough information assurance regulations in India to guarantee information security and protection in an undeniably computerized world. It calls for swift legislative action to tackle evolving digital technology challenges and advocates for transparency, fairness, and accountability in data collection and processing practices.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 184 - 207

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.116092

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