Right now, a fundamental change is taking place in the way we look at privacy. This could be due to how porous technology has been, our increasing urbanization, and greater exposure to other cultures. These past few months have been remarkable for the way we think of privacy, and will hopefully inspire good regulation one day.

We have started thinking of privacy differently thanks to more exposure to other cultures and norms. Think about how often you hear or read the words ‘privacy’ and ‘data’ and ‘breach of privacy.’ The proceedings before the Supreme Court have also ruled the headlines for a few weeks now, nudging many Indians to think more about privacy. A window of opportunity has opened up for legislation to keep pace with where our society is headed. We must make the most of it.

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