The Data Protection Regime: A Critical Analysis of Global Scenario with Special Emphasis on India

  • Saksham Mahajan and Manas Agrawal
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  • Saksham Mahajan

    Student at Amity Law School, Noida, India.

  • Manas Agrawal

    Student at Amity Law School, Noida, India.

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Abstract

Today, in this era of rapidly changing technology, everything from monetary transactions to private data has been and is yet getting digitally transformed. If one has to send his credentials, one tap and the person on the other end will receive it. The same goes for several other day to day activities. However, it is the ever-increasing want of the bureaucrats of various nations who are trying to hamper the growth of this digitalized mechanism. Be it is for the purpose of national security or for its own selfish and shallow reasons, the governments are leaving no stone unturned to gather the information of its citizens. Recent trends make the desperate attempts of government to seek as much personal data of its people as possible clearly visible. Linking of the Aadhar cards, latest proposed amendment to acts are all illustrations of such hustle. In the paper, the authors seek to put forth an analysis of the different models of three countries, namely The United States of America, The Republic of China and the Europe, as to how they gather information of their citizens and put forward their national policies. Then, the current situation of India has also been studied and critiqued minutely on the basis of the recommendations of Justice Verma Committee along with the study of the proposed amendment regarding the Bills Act. Later, a different view has been put forward by authors by studying the different side of the issue of data gathering as how much the nation’s data is secured with the Government of India and as if the Government is ready to securely keep and protect the humongous amount of digital data from any sort of cyber-attacks.

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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 3159 - 3171

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.11714

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