Current Affairs March27 2022: The European Union, along with nine countries, including India, has called for international cooperation aimed at promoting standards of data protection and privacy. (Current Affairs March27 2022)
- In the ‘Joint Declaration on Privacy and the Protection of Personal Data: Strengthening trust in the digital environment’, countries have called for rapid technological advances in digital and information technologies as new challenges to personal data security and privacy emerge. Huh.
- It is important to harness the opportunities presented by the digital economy to promote free data flow.
- The respective legal frameworks of the countries should also ensure that the right to privacy as well as the protection of personal data is treated and followed as a fundamental freedom.
Which are the countries that have called for data protection?
The countries with the European Union are India, Comoros, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Mauritius, Singapore, South Korea and Sri Lanka.
Why did this announcement come about?
The joint declaration has been issued because of a lack of confidence in how data is handled and this has had a negative impact on the economies and societies of the countries concerned. As communities and individuals are reluctant to adopt new technologies, sharing personal data with commercial exchanges and foreign partners is also becoming a major challenge. This manifesto has been issued to meet this challenge so as to promote high data protection and privacy standards and help in the development of the said nations.