PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL
Firms split on sharing data with goverment: LocalCircles survey
Out of the close to 5,000 organisations which were surveyed, 45% said they were against it while 45% said they were okay with the provision which has been included in the proposed personal data protection Bill.
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Questions for 2020: Personal data gets legal protection?
The Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB) 2019 is expected to become a law in 2020 once it is reviewed by the joint parliamentary committee (JPC). The Bill also gives Indian users rights to obtain personal data, correct, erase, update and port the data from one company to another, and raise grievances.
Govt taps cos for suggestions to draw data storage funding
In a meeting with around 20 companies and industry associations, the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) also asked Amazon, Microsoft and Wipro to compile challenges and possible solutions for data storage, and come back to the department in two weeks.
Vexing questions over personal data protection bill hang over tech firms
Clarity on technical challenges of localisation, stipulated in the Data Protection Bill,is still missing.
Data policy tweaks set to keep India Inc busy in 2020
The Bill, aimed at giving individuals more control over their data, has not proposed a timeline for the implementation of the rules. Government sources have stressed that since the Bill was based on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, foreign technology companies may not need more than two years.
Not so private: Dating apps accused of sharing intimate user data with other businesses
Tech companies have come under increased scrutiny over data privacy.
Wikimedia flags worries on data law
In the letter, Amanda Keton, General Counsel, Wikimedia Foundation said the new draft rules have not been made public even after a year since official consultations on the draft were completed.
Personal Data Protection Bill: Exemptions for government agencies worry experts
The new Bill was cleared by the Union Cabinet last week and shared with Members of Parliament on Tuesday. It is expected to be tabled in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. The government could exempt its agencies from the law governing processing of personal data, citing national security. The Bill adds that certain provisions will not apply to the govt.
Internet Freedom Foundation asks Parliament panel on Personal Data Protection bill to conduct public consultation
“To ensure that the public be given the opportunity to provide their comments on the Bill, we ask that the Committee undertake a public consultation. But that's not it, we also asked that these responses be pro-actively circulated with all members of the committee and made public if possible,” IFF said in a statement.
Personal Data Protection Bill: India’s digital safety kit
PDPB will serve as a model for ensuring that Indian citizens have autonomy in the digital economy.
USIBC expresses concern over certain provisions on India's Personal Data Protection Bill
"The bill contains several new provisions outside the core issue of data privacy that raise serious concerns for the private sector, particularly the inclusion of requirements around non-personal data and social media intermediary liabilities," USIBC president Nisha Desai Biswal said.
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