Cyber Security – CERTs, Policy, etc

Data protection law on anvil


Mains Paper 3: Internal Security | Basics of cyber security

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Data protection law, Justice Srikrishna committee

Mains level: Apprehensions being raised about Aadhar and data security and steps being taken to resolve such issues

Government in the process of framing a data protection law

  1. With the country emerging as a big center of data analysis, the government was in the process of framing a data protection law
  2. The government had set up a committee headed by Justice Srikrishna, retired Supreme Court Judge, on the issue

No proposal to make internet a fundamental right

  1. The government was committed to providing Internet connectivity to all citizens
  2. This does not entail that internet availability will be made a fundamental right

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