National Journal of Advanced Research

National Journal of Advanced Research


National Journal of Advanced Research
National Journal of Advanced Research
Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2019)

Privacy and data protection in cyberspace


Nikhil Sanadhaya, Ayush Kumar

With the advancement in technology and emergence of internet and then various social interaction platforms such as facebook, instagram, snapchat, etc. the issue of privacy was initial not taken into concern but now it has become a major issue. In recent times there was news that European Union has fined Google with billions of dollars for the privacy breach. Last year a controversy related to Cambridge analytica and popular social media platform facebook grabed huge attention and facebook received huge criticism after this controversy. In cyberspace the issue related to privacy and data protection has became a major concern for legal intellectuals all over the globe. Globalization has given acceptance of technology in the whole world, as per growing requirement different countries has introduced different legal framework like DPA (Data Protection Act)1998 UK, ECPA(Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986)USA etc. from time to time, but in India there is no such comprehensive legal framework that deals with privacy issue. To handle major cyber challenges we refer ITA Act 2008 that was built with the motivation to facilitate e-commerce and hence the privacy was not prior concern in IT act. This suggestive framework provides comprehensive solution as per present and future requirements of privacy. As rightly said “true power of any law lies on its ability and ease of enforcement”.
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