Centre constitutes new panel to prepare draft data protection law
The Center has set up a committee of experts headed by the former judge of SC Justice B. N. Srikrishna identifies the “main data protection issues” and proposed legislation on data protection.
Emphasizing the need for a comprehensive data protection law, said the sole identification of the Indian Authority (UIDAI) on Tuesday a nine-judge Supreme Court that the Center has formed an expert committee led by Former Supreme Court Judge BN Srikrishna Judge identifies “major data protection issues” and proposed data protection legislation.
Appearing before the bank led by the President of the Supreme Court of India JS Khehar heard the question of whether privacy is a fundamental right or not, UIDAI, the coordinating body for the implementation of such Aadhaar privacy is not a right Fundamental to intimacy is subjective and depends on human behavior.
Any attempt by the court to examine the status of a fundamental right would harm the nation and hamper government efforts for good governance.
Instead, Deputy Attorney General Tushar Mehta said that the government’s policy now is to define the general principles of data protection. He said that the Srikrishna Justice Committee was formed on July 31, 2017.
“The Government is aware of the growing importance of data protection in India. The need to ensure the growth of the digital economy by keeping personal data safe and protected is of paramount importance,” said M. Mehta in Memorandum of the Bureau appointed panel of Justice Srikrishna.
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology will work with the panel and provide all necessary information in the next eight weeks, after which it will begin its deliberations. The Commission should present its report shortly.
M. Mehta said the government hopes to be a bill on data protection similar to the “technologically neutral” nature protection bill submitted by a committee of experts headed by the former former President of the Supreme Court Of Supreme High Court, AP Shah, India’s Planning Commission in 2012. No action has been taken on the recommendations of the Shah Justice Committee.
Emphasizing the need for comprehensive data protection legislation, Jutice D. Y. Chandrachud noted that citizens should be guaranteed that personal data collected will be used only for the specified purposes and no other.
Judge Rohinton F. Nariman, one of the Bank’s judges, intervened at this point to ask government lawyers: “If a person gives their cell phone number or other personal information,
It is expected that the information is only used for a specific purpose. Is this a violation of the reasonable expectation of a violation of your fundamental right?