Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Indian Government Is Implementing Projects Without Laws

India prefers projects ignoring the human rights of Indians especially privacy rights in India.

India is looking forward for some very crucial and significant projects and history seems to be repeating. For instance, aadhar project of India, Natgrid project of India, etc are once again in limelight. The former intends to provide a unique identification number to every citizen whereas the latter empowers the law enforcement and intelligence agencies of India with informational inputs.

Needless to mention that database collected by a single authority like census authority of India or aadhar project can be used by Indian government for as many projects as it likes. Here comes the importance of a good data protection and privacy law of India. In the absence of procedural safeguards the data and information can be misused. The government of India is ignoring and avoiding this much needed exercise.