Data Privacy refers to the protection and confidentiality of an individual’s personal information and right to control, access and transfer said information.
Data Privacy Law refers to a body of law which protects the privacy and confidentiality of personal information. These laws are applicable to anyone or entity that collects, stores, uses or shares the data of individuals.
With the advent of the internet, the importance of Data Privacy law cannot be undermined. The majority of our personal information is available on the Internet. Names, addresses, pictures, bank details and even medical information of many individuals can be found on the internet. This kind of information is sensitive in nature and can be exploited for economic gain. The law, through Data Privacy law, seeks to regulate the use and control of personal data.