You wouldn’t feel secure if everyone could see into your home and find out what you’re wearing, cooking, watching, and who you live with. This is why doors and windows have locks and why some have curtains. In the same vein, online privacy is similarly important.
More than 4.66 billion individuals throughout the world regularly access the internet. Protecting one’s privacy online isn’t usually a priority. On the other hand, we all rely on some form of digital technology to carry out our day-to-day activities, whether at home or at work.
Learn about India’s plans for a digital firewall:
It is estimated that by 2020, there will be 1.2 billion internet users in India, up from the current 760 million. There must be guidelines in place for using the internet so that it remains accessible, safe, and trustworthy. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has been considering many elements of digital personal data and its protection, and as a result, it has drafted a Bill called the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDPB) 2022. This proposed legislation’s goal is to establish norms for handling individuals’ digitally stored personal information.
Global initiatives to Strengthen Digital Privacy:
The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reports that only about 40% of the world’s 194 countries have data protection laws in place. This morning, in honor of Data Protection Day, the world’s most valuable tech company, Apple, unveiled a brand new suite of instructional materials.
Information can be found here to assist people in reclaiming ownership of their information. The right to privacy is recognized as a basic human entitlement in the European Union (EU), with the stated goal of safeguarding an individual’s privacy and control over her own data.
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