August 05, 2022
On August 3, the long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, was withdrawn by the Indian government. Many privacy groups and internet titans strongly opposed the law because they thought it may limit how they handled sensitive data while granting the government broad authority.The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, was thoroughly discussed by the Joint Committee of Parliament, according to Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in a statement to the Joint Parliamentary Committee’s members. 12 proposals and 81 changes were put out for a complete legislative framework on the digital economy.Some of the tech behemoths that have voiced their objections to the joint parliamentary committee’s recommendations on the proposed measure were Meta, Google, and Amazon.
“A complete legislative framework is being developed taking the JCP’s report into consideration. Since this is the case, it is suggested that “The Personal Data Protection Draft, 2019” be withdrawn and replaced with a new bill that adheres to the overall legislative framework, Ashwini Vaishnaw said.
The law, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019, sought to give Indian individuals more control over their data rights. The Internet Freedom Foundation, a privacy advocacy organisation located in New Delhi, had examined the law and found that it gave huge exemptions to government agencies, gave major business interests priority, and did not sufficiently protect the user’s fundamental right to privacy.
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