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Category: Data Protection Blog Series

PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2018: IS IT A RIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN IF IT’S JUST BEING ARCHIVED?

By Sanjeev Jothi, 5th year student, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow   The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 was framed as per the directions of the Supreme Court in Puttuswasmy[i] case, amidst rising data theft, breaches, and leaks to guarantee the right to privacy and to fortify people’s rights over personal data.…
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PRIVACY v. POSNER – IN THE AGE OF BIG DATA ANALYTICS

By Buddhi Nishita Gauri, III Year Student, Christ. “Google knows you more than your mom”; a phrase that lingered long after it was first heard. The rise of the internet in the past decade has implications that were unfathomable when it dawned upon us. The sheer dependence and the vesting of the human mind in an…
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DATA LOCALIZATION: IS IT A SOLUTION TO PRIVACY CONCERNS?

By: Madhura Bhandarkar, Student of Indian Law Society’s Law College (ILS), Pune Introduction: The epiphany that “data is the new oil” hassled to the emergence of data protection laws across the world, creating a variety of legal and commercial challenges for global organizations. One such challenge relates to data localization restricting the cross-border transfer of…
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Data Privacy 101: Sensitive Personal Data, Big Data and its Tumultuous Relationship with GDPR

By-Aishwarya S.Iyer and Manisha Nanda,Students of Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad .   Data protection is defined as the legal protection offered to a person, referred to as a ‘data subject’ with special emphasis on processing of data related to him or her by another person or institution, commonly referred to as the ‘data controller’. Data…
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Resolving the ‘Where’ of Online Jurisdiction

By- Prashant Kaushik and Alok Bharadwaj, 3rd Year Students, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) The landscape of the converging forces of digital economy of today is of an ever-changing nature marked by an exponential augmentation of disruptive innovations, both in number and their sphere of influence. However, as digital disruption grows while…
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DATAISM: The New School of Jurisprudence

By- Subhaprad Mohanty, Research Associate cum Teaching Assistant at National Law University, Odisha. Law students must have studied various schools of law in their jurisprudence class. Each school represents the various stages of development of law affected many factors-God’s commandments, social contract, historical perspective, social sciences and et al.[i] Addition of new schools of jurisprudence is a…
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DATA LOCALISATION UNDER PDP- A SHOT IN THE DARK

By Raja Reeshav Roy and Ankit Shubham, 3rd Year Students, National Law University Jodhpur (NLUJ) Recently, the European Union expressed reservations about the Data localisation policy under the draft Personal Data Protection bill of 2018 proposed by the government of India.[i] The PDP bill is being described as the Indian version of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a European…
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