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Data is personal, and it shouldn't be used without the informed consent of individuals

Data privacy: Govt to wait for Srikrishna panel's report before framing law
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Pallav Nayak
India’s long wait for legislation protecting personal data; the poor logic in attempting price control; and the principles that should guide government policies. Pallav Nayak sums up the views.
 
Data is personal, and it shouldn't be used without the informed consent of individuals. It has been two years since the Supreme Court recommended legislation to protect privacy, and over a year since the Justice BN Srikrishna Committee submitted its recommendations but India still awaits clear laws on privacy, says our first edit.
 
It will be ill advised to put price controls on sanitary products, adult diapers and

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First Published: Aug 29 2019 | 1:12 AM IST

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