Privatising Privacy

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SET-DEV Conference on "Privacy Law, Technology Policy and the Internet" | 25th – 26th February 2010, Hyderabad, India

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Privatising Privacy

  1. 1. “PRIVATISING PRIVACY”by Apar Gupta<br />Conference on “Privacy Law, Technology Policy and the Internet”<br />Thursday 25-Friday 26 February 2010, Hyderabad, India<br />
  2. 2. Orwell’s Metaphor<br />PAGE 1<br />Privatising Privacy…<br />
  3. 3. Possner and Solove<br />PAGE 2<br />Privatising Privacy…<br />
  4. 4. State against Citizen <br /><ul><li>Gobind v. State of M.P., (1975) 2 SCC 148
  5. 5. Peoples Union for Civil Liberties v. Union of India, (1997) 1 SCC 301
  6. 6. Warrantless telephone tapping
  7. 7. Right to privacy “overly broad and moralistic”
  8. 8. Privacy as per procedure evolved
  9. 9. Telegraph Act
  10. 10. Sec. 5(2)
  11. 11. Rule 419A</li></ul>PAGE 3<br />Privatising Privacy…<br />
  12. 12. Telecom Privacy<br /><ul><li>Sec. 5(2)
  13. 13. (a) public emergency; or
  14. 14. (b) public safety situation
  15. 15. 419-A
  16. 16. (a) interests of sovereignty and integrity of India;
  17. 17. (b) the security of the state;
  18. 18. (c) friendly relations with foreign states;
  19. 19. (d) public order; and
  20. 20. (e) incitement to the commission of an offence. </li></ul>PAGE 4<br />Privatising Privacy…<br />
  21. 21. India goes online<br /><ul><li>Information Technology Act
  22. 22. Sec 69
  23. 23. interception or monitoring or decryption of any information through any computer resource
  24. 24. Sec. 69 B
  25. 25. monitor or collect traffic data or information through any computer resource for cyber security
  26. 26. Disclosure
  27. 27. Fiduciary Duty
  28. 28. When gathering under Sec. 69 A/B</li></ul>PAGE 5<br />Privatising Privacy…<br />
  29. 29. Limitations of the Present Privacy Regime<br /><ul><li>Different Nature of Competing Interests
  30. 30. Privacy and Public Good
  31. 31. Privacy and Electronic Commerce
  32. 32. Private Intermediaries as the Dominant Actor
  33. 33. Provide services provided by the state
  34. 34. Provide new services
  35. 35. Supported by breaching privacy
  36. 36. Not limited when conducting activities on own accord
  37. 37. A Deeper Cut at Privacy
  38. 38. Non-recognition of the harm of information processing</li></ul>PAGE 6<br />Privatising Privacy…<br />
  39. 39. Digital Panopticon’s<br />PAGE 7<br />Privatising Privacy…<br />
  40. 40. Thank You!<br />Apar Gupta, Advocatemail@apargupta.com<br />

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