India lacks such an institutional mechanism. An explicit law on privacy would be the place to create one.
The law is required not only in relation to the state but also vis-à-vis commercial entities, which collect tonnes of personal data.
Absence of a law that calls for protection of the data they collect and for its benign use is not so much a void as a pit full of unknown menace.
India needs a privacy law not just to hold harm at bay but also to benefit from the world’s personal data, to corner a chunk of the huge, emerging data processing business.
Personal data from other countries will not flow to India to be processed here, if India does not have a specific law on data protection and if the law is not in line with similar laws in the countries from where the data comes.
Artificial intelligence depends on self-learning algorithms applied to reams of data.
If India is to be a vibrant member of the world of knowledge, it must have the capacity to handle zetta bytes of data and laws to protect them.
Time we focused on this, moving on from an existential debate on the right to privacy.
यथा ह्येकेन चक्रेण न रथस्य गतिर्भवेत्। एवं परुषकारेण विना दैवं न सिद्ध्यति।।
error: Content is Protected !!
Prelims inShots 2024
Most PROBABLE and HIGHLY recommended topics "you should never miss" to prepare to crack UPSC Prelims Examination.
International Institutions /Groupings /Organisations /Conventions, Biosphere Reserves, Biodiversity Hotspots & Hope Spots, Important Terms of Ancient & Medieval History of India, Mnemonics for UPSC, Indices & Reports, Economic Terms /Glossary, Environment Conventions, Terms, Organizations, Important Constitutional Articles, Wildlife Sanctuaries, Tiger Reserves, National Parks in News, GI Tags in News, Places in News, Rivers in News, Buddhism & Jainism, Species in News, Critical Regions & Marine Conservation Programme, Tiger Reserves in India, Ramsar Sites in India, World Heritage Sites in India, Elephant Corridors /Reserves in India, Government Portals & Government Apps, Know Your State & UTs, Folk Dance /Folk Paintings /Martial Art Forms /Theatre Forms of India, Fact Sheet on Diseases, India's Ranking on Production & Consumption, Tiger Corridors in India, Agriculture, Maritime Exercises, Tribes in News, Space Missions, Facts at a Glance