‘No laws to deal with breach of privacy’

Mysuru City Police Commissioner A. Subramanyeshwara Rao has said that there are hardly any laws in the country that are related to breach of privacy by media or individuals.

Speaking at a seminar on ‘Cyber Security and Privacy – Technical and Legal Compliance’, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in association with STPI, Ministry of Electronics and IT, Government of India, on Infosys campus here on Thursday, Dr. Rao said law enforcement has not caught up with the issue of privacy.

“Though we have laws to deal with company-related privacy issues, we hardly have laws that are related to privacy breaches by media or individuals. So, the police are still wondering how to deal with privacy-related breaches,” he said.

The Commissioner said the functioning of police was more digitised now. “We are trying to bring digitisation of data wherever possible. Now, one can see a large number of police operations and stations on digital format. Yet, the law enforcement agencies have to be more technically capable since the selection of officers into law enforcement is not based on technical grounds,” Dr. Rao said. He urged universities to introduce courses related to cyber issues, data security and legal aspects. ..Read More..

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