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Panel Makes Recommendations for Proposed Law

PRIVACY LAW—INDIA

September 4, 2012

A government panel has recommended jail terms of up to five years and monetary fines for snooping violations be included in India’s proposed privacy law, Hindustan Times reports. In its draft report on the law, the panel has also said “unauthorized sharing of personal information or interception of communication and its disclosure should be made a cognizable offence,” the report states, and it recommends a privacy commissioner with regional offices be established to register complaints and enforce the law. Additionally, government agencies and service providers should adhere to self-regulation, supervised by the privacy commissioner.
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