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Avinash Kumar

@letsuser | Posted 04 Aug, 2018 |

what is data protection bill.... ?

Severine Johnson

Digital Marketing Executive | Posted 11 Nov, 2020

The personal data protection bill was introduced in India's parliament on 11th December 2019, and this bill assigns rules for how personal data should be processed and stored. It also lists people's rights with respect to their personal information.

Jeetendra gautam

Blogger | Posted 27 Nov, 2018

The Bill seeks to empower individuals to take control of their personal data and to support organisations with their lawful processing of personal data.

jeffrebel home

Blogger | Posted 12 Nov, 2018

It’s a U.K law which defines how data must be handled.
Data protection: The Data Protection Act - GOV.UK


The Data Protection Act controls how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government.
Everyone responsible for using data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is:
used fairly and lawfully
used for limited, specifically stated purposes
used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive
accurate
kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
handled according to people’s data protection rights
kept safe and secure
not transferred outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection

Meetali Asiwal

Thinker | Posted 07 Aug, 2018

A committee headed by Justice B N Srikrishna, has formalized a legal framework for Data protection in India. The committee has also released a draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill, which is also being called the Draft Bill.


The Personal Data Protection Bill is proposed to supervise the processing of personal data. After the upcoming of various recent cases in which there was a threat of personal data getting leaked, the draft bill is being seen in a much positive light.

According to the Data Protection Bill, it is obligatory for data fiduciaries to provide specific notice mentioning the purpose of the processing of the personal data. One more positive compulsion that is included in the Data Protection Bill is the re-evaluation of the utility of data. If the fiduciaries don’t want a particular data anymore, they will have to delete it.

The Data Protection Bill has put the data-seeking organizations under a number of obligations. For example, data fiduciaries, if the Draft Bill is implemented, will have to conduct re-assessments in case of the employment of any new technology –like Data Analytics or Big Data –for the processing of data, as in the case of technology, the risk of expected harm increases. The Data Protection Bill allows the cross-border transfer of data but it is mandatory to keep the copy of the transferred data in India.

The mandates of the Data Protection Bill can affect organizations in terms of time and infrastructure as maintenance, assessment, re-assessment, evaluations, and re-evaluation will take a lot of effort. Also, If not adhered to, the Draft Bill can invite penalties which range from imprisonment to fine.

Despite this, the Data Protection Bill seems to be a positive step taken towards the privacy of the citizens of India.