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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Personal Data Protection Bill


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.

WhatsApp pushing privacy policy before data law comes: Centre to Delhi HC

June 04, 2021 3:28 am

WhatsApp reacted by saying said that "privacy of users remains our highest priority" and that it has already responded to the Centre.

Delhi Confidential: Emotional Farewell

March 26, 2021 4:46 am

Union minister and Rajya Sabha MP from Kerala Vayalar Ravi bids farewell.

‘No data is permanently anonymised’: Experts warn of re-identification risks

March 09, 2021 8:25 am

An example of re-identification is companies using browsing history to identify and predict the behaviour of individual users on the internet.

Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 needs to be debated thoroughly

January 07, 2021 9:22 am

It provides an opportunity for India to forge an agenda that will act as a standard-setter in national data protection legislation.

Tech policy groups, civil societies seek wider consultation from JPC

November 22, 2020 10:25 am

While some groups such as Software Freedom Law Centre (SFLC) India have written a letter to Lekhi urging the JPC to call them and other tech policy groups for consultations, others are likely to send in their letter over the next week.