Sharing personal data for commercial reasons raises serious privacy concerns, says Dr. Karnika Seth, advocate, Supreme Court of India. "The policy should satisfy the test of law under the provisions of the IT Act and the fundamental right to privacy," she says.
And it's essential that Whatsapp comply with India's data localization requirements to help ensure privacy, says Bharat Panchal, chief risk officer, India, Middle East and Africa at FIS Global.
In this video panel, the three experts address:
- What to expect from Whatsapps' the new policy;
- How the norms of data sovereignty apply;
- Leveraging the provisions of the IT Act to help ensure privacy.
Nadkarni is CEO at Arrka Consulting, which helps companies manage their information risks, data security, and data privacy functions. She has over 22 years of experience in information risk and privacy, e-commerce, and networks.
Seth is a cyber lawyer and advocate at the Supreme Court of India. She advises government agencies and private companies on emerging public policy challenges and compliance strategies.
Panchal, chief risk officer for India, Middle East, and Africa at FIS Global, is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and implementing risk management controls and governance areas. He formerly was the senior vice president and head of risk management at the National Payment Corp. of India.