It said that SPDI may include, but is not limited to, genetic data, biometric data, race or ethnic origin, religious and philosophical beliefs, and political opinions and sexual orientations as described above. Of course, it collects more types of data, such as financial (related to bills, etc.) and physiological data (related to the customization of products and services provided). However, even if there is no consensus, these are still almost acceptable. And provides call details, browsing history and location data.
Lawyer and cybersecurity expert Prashant Mali said that user data (such as sexual orientation and even political opinions) belongs to SPDI as defined in Section 43A of the Information Technology Act (2000); and that it is collected, stored and processed in full compliance with the rules. “However, if someone feels violated, they can file a complaint with Airtel for damages and the maximum Rs. Mali said that the ruling officer (ie, the State Secretary of State Administration) will cost 50 million rupees.
Airtel and its third parties (ie contractors, suppliers and consultants) collect, store and process user data in exchange for its services. The “agree and continue” you often encounter is your consent. The user can choose not to accept or withdraw consent later. But after that, Airtel will quickly cancel its service.
The policy states that it may also transfer users’ personal information to companies both inside and outside India, but to clarify that all entities that process user data agree to comply with Airtel’s “Management, Processing and Confidentiality of Personal Information” guidelines. There is another document that details the promise.
Legal validity does not eliminate users’ possible concerns
“Internet Freedom Foundation executive director Apar Gupta (Apar Gupta) said: “At present, this policy itself collects a large amount of and personal data not related to telecommunications services.
IFF specializes in the policies of telecommunications companies and works with them and government agencies (such as the Department of Telecommunications (DOT)) to strengthen privacy laws.
Gupta added: “The current legal rules set a very low threshold for the protection of personal information. In any case, this part is rarely implemented.”
India currently lacks an appropriate legislative framework for user privacy
Gupta said that DOT can intervene within its legislative authority to ensure user privacy. The proposed “Personal Data Protection Act” can also raise the standards for user consent. The current “click and continue” provides users with fewer options. However, there are absolutely no clear regulations regarding the implementation of the bill. It seems more necessary to anger the government and urge the government to enact a decisive bill to ensure privacy in use, which in turn will make the company liable.
At the time of writing, no comments from Airtel regarding users’ privacy issues on Twitter have been received.
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