Data Protection | Technology Law

How should I maintain the medical records of a patient in electronic form?

How should I maintain the records of patient in electronic form? Section 7 of the Information Technology Act, 2000 (“Act”) requires such documents, records or information to be retained in the electronic form in such a manner that— the information contained therein remains accessible so as to be usable for a subsequent reference; the electronic…

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Digital Encryption Laws in India

What is Encryption? Schedule V of the Information Technology (Certifying Authorities) Rules, 2000, defines encryption as- “The process of transforming plaintext data into an unintelligible form (cipher text) such that the original data either cannot be recovered (one-way encryption) or cannot be recovered without using an inverse decryption process (two-way encryption).” Cryptographic techniques are generally…

Data Protection | Technology Law

DATA PROTECTION & INFORMATION SECURITY IN INDIA

Sushmita Ravi & Vivek Verma Data Protection under the Information Technology Act, 2000 (the “Act”) As per Section 43 of the Act, if any person without taking permission from the owner or any other person who may be incharge of a computer, computer system or computer network (collectively “Computer”) accesses or secures access to such…