Meanwhile in the World of Data Privacy – Sept 3rd 2017, 4th Edition

Hi there! What a month August has been for Data Privacy – specifically in India! Privacy took centre-stage when the Hon’ble Supreme Court ruled that Privacy is a Fundamental Right in India – putting to rest years of ambiguity on this issue and paving the way for a firm foundation to be laid for a Digital India. MEITy* served notices to 21 smart phone makers to provide details about the…

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#RighttoPrivacy – Implications for Organizations

#RighttoPrivacy: Implications for Organizations   By Shivangi Nadkarni & Anand Krishnan Since the Supreme Court ruled Privacy to be a Fundamental Right in India, we got a lot of queries about what this means to an organization and to an individual whose Personal Information is in the custody of an organization. This note discusses key points in this context and presents a set of FAQs to clarify on some aspects.…

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Is Privacy A Fundamental Right in India?

By Shivangi Nadkarni & Anand Krishnan, Arrka Consulting   1.Background In India, there has really been no clarity on whether Privacy is a fundamental right or not. With personal data in the hands of the government/ private entities becoming a critical aspect for individuals – especially with various diktats around Aadhaar – this question needed to be settled once and for all. An unprecedented 9-Judge bench was constituted by the…

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Meanwhile in the world of Data Privacy – Aug 2, 2017 3rd Edition

Hi there! July has been a very active month for privacy, particularly in India. Even as I write this, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India is listening to concluding arguments from petitioners and the State on whether Privacy is a Fundamental Right or not in India. An MP (Jay Panda) introduced a private member bill on Data Privacy & Protection in Parliament. MEITY has constituted a committee of experts to…

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Exploring the CISO role – especially for the SMB

For the un-initiated, CISO is Chief Information Security Officer. Information Security is now hyped as CyberSecurity, and will soon become IOTSecurity, Cloud Security etc. The risk is real though and help is needed to identify and setup the Security function. This is a series of articles for helping the CEO / COO/ CFO/ Owner of the company. At times, the four roles are played by the same person and at…

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Meanwhile in the World of Data Privacy: June 26 2017

Note: Thank you to many readers of the previous post of this series for their inputs and feedback. Based on that, have decided to term these series ‘privacy round-ups’ – because that is what they are intended to be. Happy reading….do keep sending me your feedback on privacy@arrka.com. -Shivangi Nadkarni, Co-Founder & CEO, Arrka Consulting Rights over Personal Data in the New Era: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/right-to-be-forgotten-new-era-personal-data-rights-dimitri-sirota The European General Data Protection Regulation…

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A Crucial Milestone for Privacy in India

As conversations and debates are in full flow all around us on privacy and data protection, India quietly crossed a crucial milestone in its privacy journey for enterprises last week. The Data Security Council of India (DSCI), India’s focal body on data protection which is an independent Self Regulatory Organization (SRO) under NASSCOM®, launched the ‘DSCI Lead Assessor for Privacy’ program last week. Why is this significant? Where does it…

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Wake Up, Marketers in India!

A recent conversation with a friend who’s putting together an online campaign for her brand: Me: BTW, in your campaign, have you ensured all the consumer data you are planning to collect would be properly protected? After all, you are collecting some sensitive personal data from folks She: Our IT Team is excellent – am sure they have the most secure database systems. Besides, Indian junta is not all that…

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