India: Catching up on data protection

India: Catching up on data protection

India already has the 3rd highest number of Internet users, and this number is growing at a rate of more than 5% quarterly. Nevertheless, data protection legislation is not keeping up with this trend. There is no comprehensive legal framework or even specific legislation for data protection. Nevertheless, there is the Information Technology Act of 2000, which gives some provisions on collecting, processing and storing of personal data.

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