PRIVACY & PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION: EMPHASIS
In the background of recent security breaches and computer databases hacks the protection of databases assumes utmost priority. The loss of data or its derivatives could lead to data hacks, personal data misuse, illegal financial transactions and abuse of the data for ulterior motives.
Under the present laws, personal data can only be gathered legally under strict conditions, for a legitimate purpose. Furthermore, persons or organisations which collect and manage your personal information must protect it from misuse and must respect certain rights of the data owners which are guaranteed by the Indian laws.
The present data sharing laws within the various laws and statutes along with the guidelines and decisions by the Hon’ble Supreme Court show the way in how and by the mechanisms data collected can be effectively and not misused by miscreants for any illegal or anti national activities.
The concept of privacy has been recognized as a right and emphasized by the various authorities and the Court from Kharak Singh to recent decisions. But the compilation of the data involving personal data is a complex affair involving provisions from the various applicable laws and statutes. The need of the hour demands protection, privacy and proper upkeep of all its usage in various forms.
The laws and the precedents ave dynamically evolved and are still evolving.