India woefully under-prepared to protect data, users' rights on Internet

"India is woefully under-prepared to address issues of data protection and cyber-security. We need a data protection law that protects citizens from misuse of data by the government and companies with strict liability and extremely high statutory damages that must be awarded within a strict period of time," noted Mishi Choudhary, President and Legal Director of New Delhi-based Software Freedom Law Centre (, a non-profit setup.

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