Industry bodies concerned over data protection Bill, say it 'compromises' on privacy
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) said the Bill in its current form "compromises" on privacy of Indian citizens as "it has built in far too many exceptions for government agencies to access personal information of the citizens".
Indian data bill more stringent than EU law
Govt officials says personal data protection rules in will apply to any organisation that has use...
USIBC expresses concern over certain provisions on India's Personal Data Protection Bill
"The bill contains several new provisions outside th...
Lok Sabha refers data protection bill to joint panel of Parliament
Communication and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, while moving a resolution in the House, said the bill may be referred to a joint committee of the House. The resolution was passed by voice vote. The panel will have 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha.
Personal Data Protection Bill seeks access to users' data from companies
The bill introduces a provision empowering the govt to ask a firm to provide anonymized personal data.
RS passes International Financial Services Bill
The Upper House passed International Financial Services Authority Bill, 2019 which will set up a unified regulator for international financial services combining powers and functions of RBI, SEBI, IRDAI and PFRDA, says Department of Economic Affairs secretary Atanu Chakraborty.
Sending of data protection bill to joint panel sets 'dangerous precedent': Shashi Tharoor
"The exercise in creating a Joint Select Committee on a matter that rests squarely within the the purview of an existing Standing Committee sets a dangerous precedent since it will allow the government to bypass the designated standing committee in every instance where a contentious bill is under consideration," Tharoor wrote.
Personal Data Protection Bill can turn India into ‘Orwellian State’: Justice BN Srikrishna
The man who led the committee says Data Protection Bill could potentially ensure no oversight on govt agencies.
Tech companies flag licensing, non-personal data terms
Their apprehensions include sharing of non-personal data with the government, exceptions that the government has given itself, verification of social media users, certification requirements from the Data Protection Authority, and missing timelines for implementation of the bill.
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.
Centre's exemption powers in draft data protection bill stir up industry worries
The outcry from industry watchers, analysts and civil society comes amid the draft bill suggesting that the Centre will be empowered to exempt any government agency from the application of the Act and verify social media users. The bill, which was cleared by the Cabinet last week, is likely to be introduced in the Lok Sabha in the next couple of days.
ePharma startups ‘sensitive’ to data Bill definition
Firms seek better definition of ‘sensitive’ health data and guidelines for anonymised data in the Personal Data Protection Bill. The clause on ‘fair and responsible processing’ of data in the Bill also needs to be clarified and cannot be left open to interpretation.
Doubts over citizenship bill not baseless: Assam Speaker
Goswami said after the Lok Sabha approved the earlier version of the bill in January, he had said that as a neutral citizen of the state, his conscience would not support any step threatening Assam's unity and integrity.
Draft data protection bill allows processing sans consent for security, credit scores, debt recovery
The draft Data Protection Bill will allow processing of private data without explicit consent of the owner.
Sweeping powers to government under data protection Bill a step backwards, say experts
The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, and the government proposed sending the Bill to a joint select committee of both Houses of Parliament amid protests by the opposition.
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