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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Op-ed: India's data privacy regulator should be strong Related reading: GDPR one year later: Looking backward and forward



In an article for The Wire, Maansi Verma examines the complexities facing a future privacy regulator in India and writes that it should be strong, independent and effective. With former Supreme Court Justice B N Srikrishna heading a committee tasked with proposing appropriate measures to address data protection and privacy, Verma writes the points of contention are the “structure of such a regulator, its powers, its autonomy and the effectiveness of the processes.” She adds, “As India embarks on this ambitious project to codify norms for upholding privacy and data protection, it must be remembered that even the most well-meaning laws fail to deliver in absence of a strong body overseeing its enforcement.”
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