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Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad accepts a report on 'Data Protection Framework' from Justice BN Srikrishna, in New Delhi on Friday, July 27, 2018.(Kamal Singh/PTI)

India needs to acknowledge the gaps in data protection and rights of children

By Gautam Bhatia
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2018 08:27 PM IST
Children occupy a unique position within any legal framework. On the one hand, they are distinguished from adults by virtue of their vulnerability. On the other hand, there is a tendency on the part of lawmakers — and, indeed, society — to equate vulnerability with dependence, and completely efface children’s autonomy and decision-making capacities
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