Wednesday, Nov 30, 2022

Personal Data Protection Bill


Revised Personal Data Protection Bill: One step forward, one step back

November 22, 2022 9:16 am

The revised Bill has dropped some of the more contentious rules that govern cross-border data flows after facing considerable opposition from Big Tech. But, at a time of government overreach, the arguably contentious provisions, which will vest greater power with government as opposed to an independent statutory authority, need to be reexamined.

Withdrawal of Personal Data Protection Bill: Who benefits from the delay?

August 05, 2022 9:45 pm

Apar Gupta and Tejasi Panjiar write: The reasons provided to justify the withdrawal of the bill are not convincing. Status quo in the unregulated collection and exploitation of personal data of millions of Indians is disturbing

FB: Data localisation norms may make it ‘difficult’ for services in India

May 27, 2022 3:18 am

It is worth noting that Sherman’s comments are a reiteration of what Meta had intimated the US’ Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) earlier this year on India’s proposed privacy bill.

Why the Personal Data Protection Bill is bad news for business

January 24, 2022 9:40 am

🔴 It imposes regulatory burden on businesses, and can have unintended but deleterious consequences

Manish Tewari: ‘Personal data Bill conceived by those with little knowledge of digital universe’

December 17, 2021 9:02 am

This Bill is quite an oxymoron. It exempts the government completely and it seeks to enforce all the provisions of the bill qua the private space, says Manish Tewari.

Explained: The road to data protection law

November 25, 2021 7:50 am

The Joint Committee of Parliament that studied the proposed Personal Data Protection Bill is believed to have adopted a final set of recommendations. The draft Bill is set to be tabled in Parliament’s Winter Session.

Parliament must address concerns of govt overreach in personal data protection bill

November 24, 2021 9:33 am

Parliament must tighten the framework, and move quickly to usher in a data protection architecture in India.

Report on Data Protection Bill: Congress MP Jairam Ramesh submits dissent note

November 22, 2021 1:57 pm

Jairam Ramesh has objected to a clause in the Personal Data Protection Bill that allows the Centre to exempt any agency under its purview from the law.

Looking at ‘bigger umbrella’, Personal Data Protection Bill likely to include non-personal data

November 22, 2021 4:24 pm

The next meeting, likely to happen on October 20 under the Chairmanship of P P Chaudhary, will deliberate upon this proposal, sources said, adding that other changes to the proposed Bill such as amendments to Section 91 (2), which so far says that the provisions of the PDP Bill would not apply to anonymised data.

More control to users: PDP Bill may offer digital consent option

June 13, 2021 3:11 am

The framework would also ensure that complete control over the ways in which the data will be used and processed by companies always remains with the user.