Data Policies and Frameworks

  • Limson Puthur Christ University, Bengaluru
  • Meljo Karakunnel CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru, INDIA
  • Divya Miranda CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru, INDIA
  • Tarun Arora CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru, INDIA
Keywords: Data ethics, Data Privacy Policies and Frameworks, Artificial Intelligence, Technology-driven choices, Digital engagement, Ethical challenges, human-centric and Common good approach


Technology-driven choices are shaping the digital engagement of individuals and policymakers. Rapid technological advancements and the increasing utilisation of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have presented profound ethical challenges concerning privacy, accountability, and transparency. Existing Data Acts, internet policies, and government frameworks fall short of protecting individuals and states from violations of their digital footprints. This article advocates for a human-centric approach to data ethics, drawing on the concept of the common good, as articulated by John Rawls. Through a systematic review of global data privacy laws, acts, guidelines, and practices, the article examines potential disparities and emphasises the need for universal data legislation, guidelines, and policies. It highlights the significance of data policies and frameworks in fostering ethical data usage, trust, and integrity. By applying Kant’s philosophy of respecting individuals’ autonomy, the article emphasises the importance of informed consent and recommends ethical guidelines for both users and content creators.

Author Biographies

Limson Puthur, Christ University, Bengaluru

Limson Puthur is currently pursuing PhD in Media Studies at Christ (Deemed to be) University. His research interests are Media Ethics and Social Responsibility, Media and Technology, Media Education and Pedagogy.

Meljo Karakunnel, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru, INDIA

Dr. Meljo Karakunnel is as Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies, Christ (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru, India. His research interests are in Media Philosophy, Media Psychology, Media Ecology, Social Media Studies, Environmental Communication, and Communication Rights.

Divya Miranda, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru, INDIA

Divya Miranda is currently pursuing her PhD in English Literature from Christ (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru. Her research interests are in Gender studies and Feminism, Media and Cultural Studies.

Tarun Arora, CHRIST (Deemed to be) University, Bengaluru, INDIA

Dr. Tarun Arora serves an Associate Professor, Department of Professional Studies, Christ (Deemed-to-be-University). His research interests are in Public Policy, Urban Governance, Poverty, and Inequality.


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How to Cite
Puthur, L., Karakunnel, M., Miranda, D., & Arora, T. (2023). BUILDING A DATA ETHICAL FUTURE. Journal of Dharma, 48(2), 231-248. Retrieved from