Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2020)
Recent data protection regulations: For protection or violation of privacy/ A detailed analysis
Author(s): Tejash Bhandari
Abstract: In the beginning of the paper the author will be discussing how the data protection laws of India evolved in these years and the recent amendments to data protection laws as well as the recent K.S Puttaswamy v Union of India judgement. This paper further serves the purpose of briefing the reader about the recent data protection laws introduced by countries viz. India, California, Russia and Spain and how these stand in violation of data privacy of their citizens. So, the purpose for which these laws were enacted in the first place, were not fulfilled as these laws violated data privacy themselves. Throughout the paper various loopholes are pointed out in these laws while analysing them. At the end, suggestions are given which elaborate laws enacted in other countries and how they have served their purpose of data protection rather than restricting citizen’s privacy. All the major countries data privacy laws which led to resentment in recent times are analysed in this paper so that similarity and common loopholes can be drawn between these laws.