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Privacy law should not disproportionately increase cost of business for start-ups

March 13, 2020 10:37 am

India has set itself a goal of a $1-trillion digital economy. This ambitious target will require it to develop a thriving start-up ecosystem. It is therefore important that the privacy bill does not lead to an uneven playing field for them.

Data Bill gives dangerous power... Orwellian, says author of first draft

February 22, 2020 9:04 am

In note to House panel, judge points to watering down, foreign lobbying

Data Bill: Joint Select Committee seeks comparative reviews

January 17, 2020 3:29 am

An earlier draft of the Bill, prepared by the Justice Srikrishna committee, had provided exemptions to the government for collecting such data for security, criminal investigations and crime prevention.

IT Ministry to brief House panel on data Bill during Jan 14 meet

January 07, 2020 2:31 am

The Bill will be a first of its kind in the country, mandating certain types of data to be stored only in the country and giving some rights to users to control how their data is used.

Personal Data Protection Bill strikes a discordant note on ‘non-personal data’

January 03, 2020 11:56 am

The unregulated use of private datasets in governance also has consequences for the people and communities who are being made more visible, or are being invisiblised, through the use of this data.

Data Bill: Rajya Sabha picks 10 members for joint panel

December 13, 2019 2:07 am

The decision to sidestep the IT Parliamentary Standing Committee and send the Bill to a JSC had triggered significant backlash from Opposition members on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha refers data protection Bill to joint select committee

December 12, 2019 3:55 am

Rejecting the Opposition’s allegations of surveillance as “completely wrong, unsustainable, malicious and misleading”, Prasad said, “What we are doing is, we are protecting the privacy of Indians.”

Govt proposes to send Personal Data Protection Bill to joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament

December 11, 2019 1:05 pm

Even before the bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government will bring a resolution in the House to refer it to a joint select committee of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha.

CAB Debate HIGHLIGHTS: Parliament passes Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

December 11, 2019 10:45 pm

Parliament Winter Session 2019, Citizenship Amendment Bill HIGHLIGHTS: The Bill was passed with 125 members voting in favour of the motion and 105 voting against it.

Non-personal data regulation bypasses ministerial panel

December 11, 2019 4:46 am

To study this topic, the IT Ministry formed a Committee of Experts under the chairmanship of Infosys co-founder