Privacy Law Under UN Aegis
This refers to ‘Private Life in the Country’ by Pawan Goyal (Aug 3). The privacy concerns need to be effectively addressed in the proposed data protection law. The clause on data residency should ensure unhindered exchange of information of Indians residing in foreign jurisdictions. Adequate safeguards against use of data other than for agreed purposes should also be in place. With the increasing use of data analytics, there is an urgent need for a binding treaty under the aegis of the United Nations to ensure privacy rights of all individuals, irrespective of nationality.