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Policy and regulations

Vidhi and the making of India’s data protection law

Policymaking in India continues to be caught in the intellectual inadequacy of government officials who can’t match the prowess and resources of the private sector. While the apex court has steadfastly stood by citizens’ privacy, what worries legal experts is that the making of the law is focused on using data for efficiency, commerce, and surveillance.
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In January 2017, scholars Sreenidhi Srinivasan and Namrata Mukherjee wrote a research paper that marked Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy’s entry into a debate that was gathering national attention. The Aadhaar Act had been controversially passed as a money bill — which effectively bypassed the Rajya Sabha — in parliament in March 2016 and by the fag end of that
is the knowledge equivalent of insider trading,” he sums up. ( This is the final instalment of a two-part series. The first part, published on Wednesday, was about Vidhi Center for Legal Policy and how it emerged as one of the most influential legal think tanks in India. You can read it here.) ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)
In January 2017, scholars Sreenidhi Srinivasan and Namrata Mukherjee wrote a research paper that marked Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy’s entry into a debate that was gathering national attention. The Aadhaar Act had been controversially passed as a money bill — which effectively bypassed the Rajya Sabha — in parliament in March 2016 and by the fag end of that is the knowledge equivalent of insider trading,” he sums up. ( This is the final instalment of a two-part series. The first part, published on Wednesday, was about Vidhi Center for Legal Policy and how it emerged as one of the most influential legal think tanks in India. You can read it here.) ( Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)

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