#SaveOurPrivacy: Apar Gupta Explains The Seven Principles Of Indian Privacy Code
The #SaveOurPrivacy campaign has worked with BloombergQuint to produce these videos explaining the importance of appropriate legislation that protects the privacy, including data privacy of Indian citizens.
The Justice BN Srikrishna-led committee yesterday submitted its report to the government on suggestions for a data protection law that will cover everything from Aadhaar biometric database and to consent. This comes amid a rising number of debates on Aadhaar, the data breach by Facebook and heightened global awareness about privacy and data protection.
There is a wide consensus that India needs a privacy law, said Supreme Court Advocate Apar Gupta.
Today there are vast amounts of personal data which are being gathered in unaccountable ways and are beyond our control, he said. “These can be used to surveil us and create a profile.”
The best way to protect industry is to build further trust between users and as well as web services or any entity kind of gathering of personal data, Gupta said, adding a privacy law should have seven co-features that goes to form which are part of the Indian Privacy Code.
In this episode, Gupta, who is also co-founder of the Internet Freedom Foundation of India, explains these seven principles and why they are important.
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