Supreme Court of India’s Welcome Move to Protect our Privacy
It is a welcome development that the recent notice issued by the Supreme Court of India to WhatsApp and Government of India in response to the interim application filed by Karmanya Singh Sareen in 2017 against the misuse of personal data of individuals by the social media giants like Facebook, Google, and WhatsApp.
Citing the GDPR laws of Europe, when the Court asked the tech giant why should they treat Indians personal data? For which, Whatsapp replied, there is no such law exists in India. So, the onus is on the Government of India to pass the bill that should match the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) framework of Europe. Otherwise, quoting this kind of loophole, these profit-oriented tech giants will simply escape. And this is a right time for the people to migrate from the ‘Data-stealing’ social media to data-protecting’ social media. On any account, we the people shouldn’t forget that all the tech companies have been thriving on our data and most of them are grossly violating our privacy in more than one way. And it must be stopped.