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  • ‘She’ and ‘her’ for all genders feature in draft Data Protection Bill Nov 18, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    ‘She’ and ‘her’ for all genders feature in draft Data Protection Bill

    The interpretation section of the draft Personal Data Protection Bill stated, "In this Act... the pronouns “her” and “she” have been used for an individual, irrespective of gender."

  • Data Protection Bill will penalise platforms for data misuse: Rajeev Chandrasekhar Nov 15, 2022 11:32 AM IST

    Data Protection Bill will penalise platforms for data misuse: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Rajeev Chandrasekhar made the remarks in response to reports that Google had agreed to pay $392 million in penalties for tracking the location of users who had logged out of Google apps.

  • Data privacy bill sooner than later, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sep 07, 2022 11:12 AM IST

    Data privacy bill sooner than later, says finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman

    The new bill would be comprehensive enough to address all issues as consultations have happened both within India and also with experts from outside, the minister said.

  • People should be top priority in data protection law: Justice Srikrishna Aug 09, 2022 10:27 AM IST

    People should be top priority in data protection law: Justice Srikrishna

    The former Supreme Court judge said it’s understandable that the government wants to come up with a better data protection law as the various iterations of the bill were a “hotchpotch.”

  • Complicated data protection bill would have hurt startups: Rajeev Chandrasekhar Aug 03, 2022 08:06 PM IST

    Complicated data protection bill would have hurt startups: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

    Rajeev Chandrasekhar reiterated that the withdrawal of the bill doesn't change anything about data privacy in India.

  • Govt withdraws Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, to present new bill Aug 03, 2022 04:37 PM IST

    Govt withdraws Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, to present new bill

    The Centre told the members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee that a new Bill that fits into the comprehensive legal framework is being worked on.

  • PDP Bill recommendations will have higher compliance burden on startups: IAMAI Dec 17, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    PDP Bill recommendations will have higher compliance burden on startups: IAMAI

    The report by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), comes a day after the Personal Data Protection bill, 2019 was tabled in the winter session of the Parliament by the Joint Parliamentary Committee.

  • Expansion of scope of data protection bill needs careful analysis, deeper debate: Nasscom Dec 16, 2021 09:14 PM IST

    Expansion of scope of data protection bill needs careful analysis, deeper debate: Nasscom

    The committee has recommended widening the scope of the proposed data protection legislation to include both personal and non-personal data and sought greater accountability for social media platforms by treating them as publishers.

  • Data protection laws will help research by making data available in reliable format: Kris Gopalakrishnan Dec 02, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    Data protection laws will help research by making data available in reliable format: Kris Gopalakrishnan

    He was speaking at the Infosys Prize 2021 event on December 2. Gopalakrishnan, who is also President, Infosys Science Foundation, said, “If you look at the non-personal data protection recommendation framework that we have created, it talks about making data sets available for research as a shared infrastructure."

  • Joint committee on data protection bill gets sixth extension Dec 01, 2021 03:40 PM IST

    Joint committee on data protection bill gets sixth extension

    The Bill, seeking to provide for the protection of personal data of individuals and establish a Data Protection Authority for the same, was brought in Parliament in 2019 and was referred to the Joint Committee for further scrutiny on the demand of opposition members.

  • Here are 7 things you should know about Data Protection Bill Nov 29, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    Here are 7 things you should know about Data Protection Bill

    The much-awaited data protection bill, which has been slammed for giving unbridled powers to the government and its agencies, is expected to be taken up during the ongoing winter session

  • Draft Personal Data Protection Bill is taking focus away from individual privacy, say experts Nov 25, 2021 04:20 PM IST

    Draft Personal Data Protection Bill is taking focus away from individual privacy, say experts

    The bill was finalised and adopted by the Parliamentary panel on November 22, and would be tabled in the Winter Session of Parliament. The bill was first proposed in 2018 by the expert committee headed by Justice BN Srikrishna following the Supreme Court judgement that ruled that privacy is a fundamental right.

  • India's data centre industry to double to 1,008 MW by 2023: JLL Nov 24, 2021 01:15 PM IST

    India's data centre industry to double to 1,008 MW by 2023: JLL

    The personal data protection law is expected to give a huge boost as it will require data to be stored in the country, says the property consultant

  • Government can have just one authority for personal, non-personal data: Kris Gopalakrishnan Nov 17, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Government can have just one authority for personal, non-personal data: Kris Gopalakrishnan

    Gopalakrishnan heads the expert committee for non-personal data governance framework, which has submitted its final report to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

  • Non-personal data protection | Inadequate consultation between Centre, states could pose issues: MP Amar Patnaik Nov 17, 2021 07:38 AM IST

    Non-personal data protection | Inadequate consultation between Centre, states could pose issues: MP Amar Patnaik

    The government set up a committee headed by Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan to regulate non-personal data. The idea was to set up a framework to unlock the economic value of this data and also address concerns arising out of such data.

  • Personal Data Protection Bill may be tabled in Parliament in 1st week of winter session: Report Nov 13, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Personal Data Protection Bill may be tabled in Parliament in 1st week of winter session: Report

    The draft of the bill, approved by the Cabinet in December 2019, proposes to put restrictions on the use of personal data without the explicit consent of citizens.

  • Personal Data Protection Bill: New WhatsApp Privacy policy case is reminder that India needs to enact the law May 25, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    Personal Data Protection Bill: New WhatsApp Privacy policy case is reminder that India needs to enact the law

    Until the Personal Data Protection (PDP) law is introduced, WhatsApp will not make any changes to its new privacy policy.

  • Personal Data Protection Bill | Hackers having field day as Centre dithers: Justice BN Srikrishna May 25, 2021 08:27 AM IST

    Personal Data Protection Bill | Hackers having field day as Centre dithers: Justice BN Srikrishna

    Justice BN Srikrishna chaired a 10-member committee that proposed a Personal Data Protection Bill for India three years ago.

  • Juspay incident shows urgent need for data protection laws, data breach reporting guidelines Jan 05, 2021 08:32 PM IST

    Juspay incident shows urgent need for data protection laws, data breach reporting guidelines

    Juspay was the victim of a cyberattack back in August 2020. While the company dealt with the aftermath and informed its merchants, more than three crore customers' masked card details were revealed in the process.

  • House panel may expand scope of Personal Data Protection Bill to bring digitisation, localisation under its ambit: Report Nov 25, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    House panel may expand scope of Personal Data Protection Bill to bring digitisation, localisation under its ambit: Report

    The JPC panel, headed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party lawmaker Meenakshi Lekhi, will hold multiple meetings throughout the week to complete the revamp of the Bill.

  • Data debate gets a new dimension Aug 13, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Data debate gets a new dimension

    The draft report on non-personal data leaves many questions unanswered

  • USIBC expresses concern over certain provisions on India's Personal Data Protection Bill Dec 12, 2019 08:15 AM IST

    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 in a statement on Wednesday.

  • Editor's Take | Personal Data Protection Bill: What's the controversy all about Dec 11, 2019 10:36 PM IST

    Editor's Take | Personal Data Protection Bill: What's the controversy all about

    Moneycontrol's Shraddha Sharma gets in conversation with Sunny Sen to know more about the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.

  • India’s Personal Data Protection Bill: What we know so far Aug 06, 2019 05:19 PM IST

    India’s Personal Data Protection Bill: What we know so far

    Once passed, the bill would grant Indian data subjects extensive data protection rights while imposing limitations on the collection and processing of personal and sensitive data.

  • Opinion | When it comes to surveillance, who will watch the watchman? Jan 07, 2019 07:33 AM IST

    Opinion | When it comes to surveillance, who will watch the watchman?

    Without proper checks and balances such powers could be misused and have an adverse impact.