06 August, 2022
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The Personal Data Protection Bill has been removed from Parliament by the Indian government while it explores a "complete legal framework" to oversee online activity and foster innovation in the nation.
About the data protection bill
On December 11, 2019, the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Lok Sabha.
Commonly known as the "Privacy Bill," it was designed to safeguard individual rights by limiting the gathering, transfer, and processing of data that is personal or that can be used to identify a specific person.
Why the bill has been withdrawn??
Too many Amendments:
Data Localisation concerns:
Delay in Implementation:
Recommendation of the joint committee:
The new Bill might do away with data classification from the standpoint of data localization and limit the use of classification to determine damages for individuals whose personal data may have been compromised by an entity.
Source: The Hindu
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