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The debate on data localisation is now not only a political one, but also a geopolitical one, and a key aspect of trade talks.
As the debate intensifies before the Supreme Court judgment, the outgoing Trai chairman says Aadhaar doesn’t violate privacy.
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Justice B.N. Srikrishna committee wants journalists to follow ethical standards set by media associations and make a public commitment to this effect. New Delhi: The Justice B.N. Srikrishna committee constituted to prepare a data protection framework to help guard the privacy of Indians wants journalists to follow ethical standards set by media associations and has recommended that it should be mandatory for them to make a public commitment to the effect. The panel has also said that journalists could be granted exemption from the proposed data protection law if the use of certain personal information is deemed to be in larger public interest and a clear distinction is made between fact and opinion. The Srikrishna committee was constituted in the wake of the Supreme Court’s landmark ‘right to privacy’ judgment to prepare a data protection framework. The draft report of the panel, accessed exclusively by ThePrint, has called for a revision of the existing code...
The draft report says the legislation will ‘not apply to any processing activity that has been completed prior to this law coming into effect’.