data protection bill

Data security: Amazon faces government action after failing to appear before Parliamentary panel

While saying that the whole thing amounts to breach of privilege, panel chairman Meenakshi Lekhi informed the reporters that the panel is unanimous on action by government.

published on : 23rd October 2020

Mahua Moitra, Manish Tewari included in Joint Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill

The government's proposal to include Mahua Moitra of the TMC and Manish Tewari of the Congress in the JPC was approved by voice vote in the lower house.

published on : 11th February 2020

Plug loopholes in Personal Data Protection Bill   

The PDP Bill is a major step in ensuring Indians gain more control over their data. But some provisions can be modified to better suit this purpose.

published on : 10th February 2020

Expect data bill passage in budget session

A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to which the bill has been referred, put out a notification on Thursday seeking people’s views.

published on : 25th January 2020

New Personal Data Protection Bill may disrupt models of global firms: Experts

The online encyclopedia also highlighted that the new rules would impose a significant financial burden on non-profit tech organisations and its open editing model would be 'severely disrupted'.

published on : 31st December 2019

Sending of data protection bill to joint panel sets 'dangerous precedent': Tharoor

Tharoor, who heads the Standing Committee on Information Technology, also wrote a letter to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and expressed his concerns over the issue.

published on : 11th December 2019

Lok Sabha refers data protection bill to joint panel of Parliament

The panel will have 20 members from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha.

published on : 11th December 2019

Government proposes to send Personal Data Bill to joint Parliamentary panel

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the proposed committee could bring out a report before the Budget session, which usually begins in the last week of January.

published on : 11th December 2019

Privacy Bill allows govt agencies access data from companies without users' consent

The draft Personal Data Protection Bill, which is likely to be introduced in Lok Sabha soon, bars storing and processing of personal data by entities without the consent of an individual.

published on : 11th December 2019

Boosting privacy: Cabinet gives nod to Data Protection Bill

Bill seeks to lay down framework on processing of personal and private data by public and private entities; minister says details of BIll will be shared in Parliament

published on : 5th December 2019

Companies may face penalty up to Rs 15 crore for violations under Personal Data Protection Bill

As per the Bill, critical data has to be mandatorily stored in India, while sensitive data can be processed outside with explicit consent of data owner.

published on : 4th December 2019

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