Statement on behalf of NASSCOM upon the Supreme Court declaration of Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right:

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NASSCOM & Data Security Council of India (DSCI) welcome the Supreme Court’s unanimous judgement declaring ‘Privacy as a Fundamental Right’. Mr. R Chandrashekhar, President, NASSCOM said, “This landmark judgment will ensure that protection of citizen’s privacy is a cardinal principle in our growing digital economy. Besides, it will enhance citizens’ trust in digital services, a prerequisite for widespread digital adoption. The ruling also significantly boosts India’s attractiveness as a safe destination for global sourcing.”

 

Ms. Rama Vedashree, CEO, DSCI said, “We have always advocated for a stronger data security regime in the country and this judgement will further reinforce industry efforts and resolve to provide necessary assurance in this regard.” NASSCOM and DSCI will continue to work with Government in accelerating the enforcement framework.