Data Protection Bill

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.

published on : 1st December 2021

Parliament panel adopts report on data protection amid dissent by several opposition ​MPs

Sources said the report was adopted after almost two years of setting up of the joint panel, when the bill was referred to it for further scrutiny and making recommendations.

published on : 22nd November 2021

Congress, TMC MPs give dissent notes to joint panel on Personal Data Protection Bill

From the TMC, MPs Derek O' Brien and Mahua Moitra submitted a dissent note, alleging the bill lacks adequate safeguards to protect the right to privacy of data principles.

published on : 22nd November 2021

JPC members oppose proposal to reduce penalty amount in data protection bill

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.

published on : 13th November 2021

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

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.

published on : 12th November 2021

Data Protection Bill needs to be cleared soon as data theft is common crime: CDS Bipin Rawat

The Chief of Defense Staff said that India doesn't have a dedicated cyber security law and there was a need for a framework for managing virtual space at national level.

published on : 12th November 2021

No urgency on pleas against WhatsApp privacy policy, says Delhi HC 

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for WhatsApp, told the court that as per his client's stand the accounts of those not accepting the new policy will not be deleted for the time being.

published on : 22nd July 2021

WhatsApp’s privacy policy on hold till Data Protection Bill comes into force

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy allows the instant messaging app to use some of the business conversations hosted with Facebook for advertising.

published on : 10th July 2021

Won't compel users to accept new privacy policy, WhatsApp tells Delhi HC 

WhatsApp also clarified before bench of Chief justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh that it would not limit the functionality for users who are not opting for new privacy policy in the meantime.

published on : 9th July 2021

Aadhaar hearing: Bill on data protection to be ready by March, Centre tells Supreme Court

The much-awaited bill on data protection -- being drafted by a committee of experts headed by Justice BN Srikrishna (retd) -- is likely to be ready by March.

published on : 23rd January 2018
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