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PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL-STATUS OF THE LEGISLATION AND DATA REGULATION REGIME IN INDIA

It’s been a year since the Indian Government introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in the Parliament, however, there is still confusion as to the enactment and implementation of the final version of the legislation. The Indian rules surrounding data protection are still a legal quagmire and the law seems to be still stuck […]


MANAV BHARTI UNIVERSITY SCAM: 36,000 FAKE DEGREES DETECTED… JUST THE TIP OF ICEBERG

The fake degree controversy of Manav Bharti University (MBU) in Solan is turning into one of the biggest scams, following the detection of 36,000 fake degrees from 14 of the 55 hard disks scanned to date. Officials say it is the largest money laundering case of any educational institution in the country. Read more


3 IN 4 INDIAN PROFESSIONALS WILL ACTIVELY LOOK FOR A NEW JOB IN 2021: LINKEDIN

More than 3 in 4 professionals will consider changing jobs or actively look for a new role in the next 12 months, says LinkedIn’s new Job Seeker research. India remains resilient towards career growth as 2 in 3 (64%) professionals say they are confident about their future progression, while 2 in 5 think attending networking […]


Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (“Bill”) is being examined by the Joint Parliamentary Committee and will be presented before the Parliament in the coming budget session of 2021. The bill, which seeks to revamp India’s current data protection scheme, proposes to regulate the processing of personal data of individuals that is processed by the […]


DATA EMPOWERMENT AND PROTECTION ARCHITECTURE – DEPA- A DRAFT FRAMEWORK

The National Institution for Transforming India released a draft framework on Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture to empower people to have seamless and secure access to their data and to share it with third-party institutions. It proposes creation of a Consent Manager Institution, which would ensure that individuals can provide consent for every piece of […]


Personal Data Handling and Processing in India

The law requires that sensitive personal data or information (SPDI) cannot be collected unless the information is collected for a lawful purpose connected with a function or activity of the party collecting or using the information and the collection of the SPDI is considered necessary for that purpose. Consent must be obtained from the provider […]


DATA PROTECTION, PRIVACY, AND CYBER SECURITY IN INDIA

An inadequate collection of statutes currently governs cybersecurity and data protection in India. Authorities have tried to regulate compliance and to enforce penalties for non-compliance under the Information Technology Act 2000 and the Information Technology (Amendment) Act 2008, with little progress. India urgently needs to examine its poorly regulated digital spaces and at the virtual […]


EMPLOYEE DATA PROTECTION IN INDIA

Although there is no requirement for an employer to register with a data protection agency or other government body, employers do have an obligation to ensure that any sensitive personal data or information (SPI) that it collects from an employee is kept secure and confidential. In addition, employers in India generally complete background checks before […]


35-45 YEAR OLDS FUDGE CV’s THE MOST – VAGUE UNIVERSITY CERTIFICATES, FORGED DOCUMENTS COMMON FRAUDS

According to data from background verification firm Authbridge, from 1,400 firms they work with, candidates between 35 and 45 years have the highest percentage of misinformation in their resumes. The top issue on fraudulent information, according to the company’s Annual Trend Report 2019 for Employee Background Screening, relates to employment tenure, qualification verification, address verification, […]


DOING BUSINESS IN INDIA? KEEP AN EYE ON THIS….

India has released a draft National E-Commerce Policy that may have a serious impact for foreign companies who have an e-commercial presence in India. The Draft Policy identifies data as an asset and provides that Indian citizens and companies should get economic benefits against monetization of India’s data. The Draft Policy also aims to make […]




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