Breaking News: The way for the Personal Data Protection Bill is cleared, the green signal of the cabinet

Big news is coming from the cabinet meeting. The Union Cabinet has cleared the way for the Personal Data Protection Bill. It is reported quoting sources that the cabinet has given its consent on this. According to the news of Moneycontrol quoting CNBC Awaaz, the Personal Data Protection Bill can be brought in the Parliament in the monsoon session.

was published in November 2022

Let us tell you that the Center had published the draft Personal Data Protection Bill (Personal Data Protection Bill 2022) in November last year. Was waiting for this for a long time. The revised version of this bill is focused only on personal data. In this, the need to regulate the use of non-personal data has ended. This version states that Data Fiduciary will not engage in child tracking or behavioral monitoring or advertising directed to children. If this instruction is not followed, then there is a provision to impose a fine of up to Rs 500 crore.

There was criticism after the first draft was prepared.

Due to the withdrawal of the PDP bill, this bill (Personal Data Protection Bill 2022) was needed. It was criticized a lot since the first draft was prepared by Justice BN Srikrishna Committee in the year 2018. A data fiduciary is required in the draft bill. That is, a unit that processes users data so that users can be given an itemized notice in clear and simple language on the data to be collected. It is also necessary that users should be given the right to consent, manage and withdraw their information from being shared.

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