Governance , Legislation & Litigation , Privacy

Privacy: What Steps Should Indian Government Take?

Supreme Court Advocate Pavan Duggal Offers Vision for Action
Pavan Duggal, advocate, Supreme Court
Pavan Duggal, advocate, Supreme Court

Pavan Duggal, advocate, Supreme Court, says the government of India needs to take specific steps now that the Supreme Court has declared privacy as a fundamental right.

"India does not have a dedicated legal framework for data privacy. There are some aspects of personal privacy being covered under Information Technology Act," Duggal says. But these provisions are no longer adequate, he stresses, and the government must take action to beef up privacy protections.

In an interview at Information Security Media Group's recent New Delhi Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Duggal, who was a featured speaker, discusses:

  • Why the government of India should come out with specific rules under the IT Act to implement a privacy law;
  • Effective legal remedies and redress mechanisms to address privacy violation concerns;
  • How data privacy will impact the "Digital India" movement.

Duggal is an advocate in the Supreme Court of India. He is also the president of cyberlaws.net. Duggal also is as an expert on e-commerce law.


About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Principal Correspondent, ISMG

Suparna Goswami is principal correspondent at ISMG Asia and has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats ranging from global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine, and leading Indian newspapers like DNA and Times of India.




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