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Full text of the proposed bill can be accessed here. Data Localization This is one of the more stringent requirements of the Bill, and distinguishes it from data protection laws in other jurisdictions. The Bill requires certain categories of personal data, which the central government may notify as critical personal data, to be processed only through servers or data centers located within India (See Section 40). However, this obligation is not absolute, and allows for transfer of certain personal data under limited circumstances, as discussed below. Personal data, except sensitive personal data, may be transferred outside India under the following conditions: the transfer is made...

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Full text of the proposed bill can be accessed here. Transparency and accountability measures Privacy by Design The Data fiduciary is obligated to implement policies and measures to ensure that: Practices and systems are designed to anticipate, identify and avoid harm to the data principal; Data protection obligations are embedded in organizational and business practices; Technology used in the processing of personal data is in accordance with commercially accepted or certified standards; Legitimate interest of business is achieved without compromising privacy interest; Privacy is protected during entire processing of the personal data; Processing of personal data is carried out in a transparent manner;...

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Full text of the proposed bill can be accessed here. Rights of Data Principal The Bill provides the following important rights to the data principal: Right to confirmation and access: Data principal may obtain the following information from the data fiduciary: Confirmation whether the data fiduciary is processing its personal data, Summary of the personal data processed by the data fiduciary, and Summary of processing activities undertaken by the data fiduciary with respect to its personal data. The Data fiduciary is obligated to provide the information asked by the data principal in a clear and concise manner (See Section 24). Right to correction:...

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The Draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill was released on July 27, 2018 by the Justice Srikrishna Committee, along with its report on Data Protection in India. This Bill incorporates many features of the EU-GDPR modified according to Indian stand on the privacy of individuals. Although not as stringent in its requirements or as widely applicable as the GDPR, the Bill imposes largely similar obligations on the recipients of an individual’s data. The salient features of the Bill include: Categorisation of the individual as the “data principal” and the recipient of the data as the “data fiduciary”. Obligation on...

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Data Protection in India- Part II

We live in a complex web of social relationships, which are influenced by several factors that are alien to any other country. The extent to which one wishes to be left alone depends on the nature of relationships in the web, which are sometimes more divergent than one can imagine. The privacy world of an individual in her relational web is multi-dimensional, dynamic and contextual, and suffers from predictability ambiguities. The challenge of defining the nature, scope, and extent of privacy through simple semantics is therefore very challenging, if not impossible. To put it in patent language, privacy is one...

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Data protection in India-Part I

The Committee of  Experts on Data Protection Framework for India headed by Justice B.N. Srikrishna released a white paper on data protection framework for India which was made available on the website of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This paper may be accessed here.  The Committee was set up by the Central Government to study and understand various issues relating to data protection in India, make specific suggestions on principles underlying a data protection bill and to draft a bill on data protection. The White Paper provides a brief overview of various issues with respect to data protection...

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Privacy : The Linkedin Security Breach

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LinkedIn, a business oriented social networking site which was founded in the year 2002, has recently found its way in the headlines for the latest data breach committed by hackers on May17, 2016. This wasn’t the first time it had faced such a breach. On 5th  June, 2012, a  group of hackers managed to get hack 6.5 million user accounts and by the morning of June 6, passwords of such accounts were available online in plain text.  This was followed by an apology by LinkedIn asking its users to immediately change their passwords. The company officials implemented a mandatory password...

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Ideas, Concepts, Scripts & Stories – Protecting Ideas in the Entertainment Industry Part II

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This post was first published on June 25th, 2014.


We reviewed the existing scenario in the entertainment industry with respect to the protection of ideas, in my previous post – how to protect ideas. Before we move on to discuss the tool that can be used to protect original ideas/concepts that are not expressed in a tangible form, let us take a look at the practices followed in the entertainment industry by both the generator and the receiver of ideas. Writers submitting concepts and scripts to producers, or setting up meetings with them, with hope of monetary benefits and production of their ideas/concepts, is a general practice in the entertainment industry. The burden is on the supplier of an idea (writer/author) to take necessary measures in order to claim legal rights over his original idea. A man who reveals his idea without having first made a bargain has no one to blame but himself for the loss of his bargaining power.

The law expects an express agreement to be formed before there could be any liability. Hence, the first thing the idea giver should do is to enter into a contract, binding himself and the receiving party. Having a contract protects both the writer and the party to which the idea/concept is disclosed. The contract which we are referring to here is the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA).