A Stronger Data Protection Regime for a Better Digital India

Jaydev Parida
2017 Zenodo  
Introduction India's presence in the cyberspace has been propelled in to digital power narratives in the global cyber diplomacy discourse. To name a few, India's selection to chair the first group of governmental experts constituted to deliberate the issue of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems and their impact on international security, and as the first non-OECD country to host the Global Conference on Cyber Space. Until recently, Digital India initiative, followed by governments 'shove' to
more » ... nts 'shove' to promote a digital market on the base of cashless transactions has been necessitating a lot of policy reboot at a purely domestic level. In India, Cyber security is the biggest threat to national security – and something needs to be done to protect our financial, strategic and civilian networks. Similarly, some form of policy needs to be implemented wisely and precisely to manoeuvre the currency of digital age viz. DATA! Statistically, India ranks second in the world in terms of the highest number of internet users which are almost 34 per cent of a total of 1.3 billion population.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3406015 fatcat:cvg5zg5t5vgqzfnra3zsniraju