Privacy Concern: With Respect to Social Media By- Siddhant Jain

As we all
know that data is oil of future so questions regarding personal privacy and
data security are very relevant in present time. As intrusive use and
manipulation of personal information or data not only affects people’s
behaviour but also it could have important implications for political and civic
society thus this shows that there is a need to protect data.

As privacy
concern with social networking services is a subset of data privacy; and breach
of data privacy may deals with most threatening crimes that can be committed
through internet or by companies selling a person’s personal data. This data
breach may reveal a person’s personal information which could be used against
him in the form of blackmailing or by any other form of crime which could have
very harmful consequences. For this concern a committee was established under
the leadership of Justice B.N Shrikrishna draught appeal to protect and
promulgate law for data protection.

For the
problem of data privacy the committee drafted bill title “a free and fair
digital economy protecting privacy and protecting Indians” also known as
personal data protection bill 2018. Because until now law related to privacy in
India offer very little protection against the misuse of the private
information of the people. Currently the transfer of personal data is governed
by Sensitive personal data and information, 2011 rules which have proved to be
inadequate over a certain time.

The main
idea for formation of personal data protection bill 2018 is towards individual
consent in sharing of the data. As it is a fact that right to privacy is a
fundamental right so until a person has given his explicit consent his personal
data cannot be shared or processed in other words it can mean that it’s the
duty of the data principle to make a informed choice.

proposed bill also states that any person processing his personal data is
obligated to do so in a fair and reasonable manner. It means that the data of
the principles should be processed only for the purpose that it was intended

According to the bill ;if a company failed to meet the provisions can
lay down penalties that can go upto 4% of companies total world wide turnover
or 15 crore.

The proposed
bill also gives right to be forgotten to the people of India. In this if any
company is taking any data from any person; and if the purpose of collecting
the data is fulfilled then the data will be vanished out or destroyed so that
the data is not leaked. The right is also in the European union; when in
European countries the data or records is taken for news websites or any other
use and if the work is done with the data or when the data is of no use the
data is destroyed. This is one of the most important right of the data
principle as with this right the data principle also get the right of
conformation. With this right a person can confirm with the company which has
his data that if the companies work is done wether they have destroyed the data
or not.

Keep in mind the ongoing affirmation by Facebook that the information of
eight crores seventy lakhs clients, including 5 lakh Indian clients, was
imparted to Cambridge Analytica? The very idea of individual information being
utilized for obscure aims, had sent waves over the globe. Recently, the EU had
authorized the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which builds up the
privilege to security as one of the basic rights. It requires express assent
from shoppers for utilization of their information. The Personal Data
Protection Bill 2018 in India pursues the execution of the GDPR and has
likewise submitted general direction to the lawful structures in different

One of the most important point that the bill potrait is data
localisation which is an extremely new idea for India. Before going any
further, it is essential to comprehend what truly information localisation is.
Information localisation is the procedure restricting the resident’s
information to one’s nation of origin for its preparing, stockpiling and
accumulation before it experiences the way toward being moved to a worldwide
level. Localisation is finished with. the thought process of subject to one’s
neighborhood information assurance and protection laws. It puts together itself
with respect to the undeniable idea of information sway. Different enactments
just as officials are discussing interesting issue of information localisation,
to which, India is step by step advancing.

This draft
of individual information insurance charge that is proposed by administration
of India could have genuine ramifications on innovation and computerized
administrations organizations that work together in the nation. Without heading
off to the parliament the bill has as of now produce contention between U.S.,
British, and Indian industry affiliations. A lot of their worry emerge from the
way that the new law will expect firms to store duplicates of individual
information in India. The law won’t just influence innovation goliaths like
Facebook, Amazon yet in addition organizations who happen to have their worker
advantages prepared in India.

India has
endeavored to make another complex legitimate structure for securing
information in an a lot shorter period than it took Europe to make the General
Data Protection Regulation. This implies deficiencies are inescapable and
execution difficulties are not out of the ordinary. In any case, three genuine
blemishes plague the present draft: information restriction, law implementation
access to information, and powerless oversight.

goliaths Google, Twitter, Facebook and ByteDance are required to endure a shot
from the individual information insurance charge, which manages the handling of
people’s close to home information. There would be an immense affected by the
proposed correction to the Information Technology Act’s middle person rules,
which would debilitate legitimate securities

given to innovation organizations against information hold by them in
their foundation or capacity houses. The leader of these mammoths feel are
against India’s information localisation guideline and says that the standard
is discriminative and builds stockpiling costs for organizations

But this
is not so the bill give us the citizen of India the guarantee that our data is
safe and would not be leaked. As it is an improved version of IT act, 2000.

But unfortunately due to influence of USA and many other political
factors the drafted bill is never presented in the parliament.

So until then we have to preserve our own information on social media.
As these sights ask you for your personal information about yourself to your
date of birth to where your schooling was. Just because these questions are
asked, however, doesn’t mean you must answer them out.

Consider offering a general version of the information requested or
simply leaving the question blank. After this access to privacy settings and
turn the private mode on, as this will limit the audience of post to specific
persons and information won’t be revealed to any random person. After a
creating a social media account make sure that the people you know are only
your friend. As smart social media users know that the more people you’re
connected to, the harder it is to control what happens to the information you
post. And lastly create a strong password which will be difficult break that
makes the information more safe on social media.

These are the steps which will help a person to keep his data safe until
necessary provisions are created.

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