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India is still trying to establish a proper Privacy Law. Currently the Privacy rights have been invoked under the Indian Constitution.

Some provisions of Information Technology Act extend the principles of Privacy Rights and Privacy Protection in the Electronic space.

Presently a new Data Protection Act is being discussed and a draft bill and an Expert Committee is working on its recommendations. This will address what Supreme Court calls "Information Privacy". Once the committee submits its report, we may expect a "Data Protection Act" to be drafted.

There is also work going on on a separate legislation called "Health Data Privacy and Security Act".

We need to await more details about these two legislations to understand how the Indian scenario shapes up.

These columns will monitor the developments in this space.

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