Have set up a panel on data protection: Centre tells SC
By Team Legistify / 2017-09-07

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A committee to deliberate on the issue of data protection in India has been set up under the chairmanship of former apex court judge Justice B N Srikrishna and a law can be evolved after it submits its report, the Centre told the Supreme Court today.

The government told the court that there was all the possibility for a law to be passed to regulate data protection in the country after the panel comes up with its report.

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Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, told a five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra that the committee, which comprises experts from the field, would make specific recommendations to the government after going through various facets of data protection.The petitioners, who have challenged the Whatsapp privacy policy, claimed in the court that Whatsapp was sharing data of their users with Facebook and various third-party entities.


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