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Episode 2115 August 5, 2022

Why the government withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill

After being in the works for nearly four years and going through multiple iterations, the government on Wednesday withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill. The decision came as a surprise to many, including civil society groups and privacy rights activists who had been criticising it. In this episode, Indian Express’ Soumyarendra Barik joins host Shashank Bhargava to discuss why the bill was being criticised, why the government withdrew it, and why its reasons for doing so are also a bit concerning.

(Episode image shows Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology in Government of India)

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Why the government withdrew the Personal Data Protection BillAfter being in the works for nearly four years and going through multiple iterations, the government on Wednesday withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill. The decision came as a surprise to many, including civil society groups and privacy rights activists who had been criticising it. In this episode, Indian Express’ Soumyarendra Barik joins host Shashank Bhargava to discuss why the bill was being criticised, why the government withdrew it, and why its reasons for doing so are also a bit concerning. (Episode image shows Ashwini Vaishnaw, the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology in Government of India)
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