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4) In the wake of rising privacy concerns, EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are a huge respite. Critically analyse. Also, discuss the effect of these regulations on India.

Topic: Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology
and issues relating to intellectual property rights

4) In the wake of rising privacy concerns, EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are a huge respite. Critically analyse. Also, discuss the effect of these regulations on India. (250 Words) 

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Why this question

  • Rising privacy concerns amid Facebook controversy and its role in influencing elections in many countries has generated a lot of debate on the issue. The issue is hence important for UPSC mains exam. It is related to GS- syllabus under the following headings.
  • Awareness in the fields of IT, Space, Computers, robotics, nanotechnology, biotechnology
    and issues relating to intellectual property rights.
  • Role of external state and non-state actors in creating challenges to internal security.
  • Challenges to internal security through communication networks, role of media and social networking sites in internal security challenges, basics of cyber security; money-laundering and its prevention.

Key demand of the question

The question wants us to analyse GDPRs and see how they are progressive in nature, and also discuss their limitations. It also wants us to discuss, what could be  their possible effects on Indian companies and market.

Directive word

Critically analyze- we have to examine both the aspects of GDPRs and discuss their pros as well as their limitations/ weaknesses.

Discuss- We have to write in detail about the possible effects of GDPRs on India.

Structure of the answer

introduction – briefly describe what are GDPRs and their salient provisions.

Body- Divide the body of the answer into three parts.

In first part, discuss how GDPRs are a progressive and much needed step.

In second part, discuss their limitations, weaknesses and present your opinion about the GDPRs

In third part, discuss their effects on Indian companies and on Indian IT industry.

Conclusion-draw your conclusion from the critical analysis done in part one and two. Also add in 1-2 lines, how Indian companies could adapt to the new regulations.