Issue: October, 2022
For Private Circulation Only
Welcome readers, to this year’s tenth issue of Legist.
The 24th of October is identified as World Development Information Day each year. UN General Assembly in 1972 established this day to direct people’s attention to developmental problems in various fields. The main aim of this day is to promulgate information and mobilize public opinion to create awareness of problems relating to development.
To commemorate this, we present to you an overview of the Development in Various sectors and its interaction with the legal industry.
We hope you find this issue of Legist informative and interesting.
Check on information Power: Review of Media Laws in India
Mayura Sabne (Research and Editorial)
Implications of India’s Data Protection Framework on Businesses
Akanksha Redij (Research and Editorial)
The evolution and development because of the internet have opened an entirely new market for business and have thrown new challenges before them. Business activities conducted in this information age are mainly concentrated on the creation, storage, and exchange of data and it is known as data transaction. But to protect this kind of data transaction which has now become the soul of any business activity, there is no specific data protection regime in India. In today’s time, it is regulated by piecemeal provisions of the IT Amendment Act, 2008 -43A and section 72A. In 2019, the Data Protection Bill was introduced in Lok Sabha but in August 2022 it was withdrawn. This avoidable vacuum is throwing challenges to contemporary business activities which need to be countered at the earliest to achieve stable economic progress in this digital age of businesses.
Impact of Indian Intellectual Property Law Framework on Dissemination of Information
Gunjan Yede (Research and Editorial)