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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 […]


HIRE RIGHT

Various markets in India are seeing significant growth in the workforce, reinforcing the need for updates to background screening processes. Banking, for instance, have introduced mobile options in an effort to reach remote corners of the country. The sector has seen 24,374 new bank branches opened by public and private banks in a four-year span, […]


INDIAS TELECOM REGULATOR RECOMMENDS STRICTER DATA SECURITY RULES

Indias telecom regulator has said the existing framework for protection of personal data by companies and service providers was insufficient and recommended stricter rules to tackle data breaches. The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) also said entities controlling and processing user data do not have primary rights over that data. The recommendations on privacy, […]


INDIA RELEASES DRAFT PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

India has released its Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, the countrys first comprehensive data protection regulation. The proposed bill will likely be introduced in Parliament this year. The proposed bill outlines requirements and limitations for the lawful collection and processing of personal data and sensitive personal data. It defines personal data and sensitive data, and […]


INDIA HAS 277 FAKE ENGINEERING COLLEGES, DELHI HIGHEST WITH 66

There are as many as 277 fake engineering colleges functioning in India, and Delhi tops the list with 66 institutes that offer engineering and technical courses. According to a document tabled in the Lok Sabha by Minister of State Human Resource Development Satya Pal Singh, besides the national capital, Telangana and West Bengal have 35 […]


HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FOR EMPLOYERS MUST KNOW TO COMPLY WITH PRIVACY LAWS IN INDIA

Technology has blurred the lines between professional and personal space of an individual. Is employee surveillance by companies in India legal? While labor laws in India are mostly employee-friendly, none of them deal with privacy rights of the employees. Therefore, an employer needs to receive consent and then collect and store personal information of employees […]




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