Data protection authority will be a government stooge and weaken personal data bill: Justice BN Srikrishna
Srikrishna was also critical of the government getting free access to citizens’ data.
The present PDP Bill reflects that it embodies the principles of GDPR for liberalisation of cross-border flow of data and data protection.
Personal Data Protection Bill 2019: Impact on private companies is hard to tell yet, given the exemptions for State intervention
The private sector is closely watching the new Personal Data Protection Bill as data has become the most crucial asset of a company.
Personal Data Protection Bill 2019: Lawyers claim bill could move India closer to China in terms of control over internet
India is also proposing a new entity, the Data Protection Authority, to write specific rules, monitor how corporations are applying them and settle disputes.
The privacy bill is part of India’s broader efforts to tightly control the flow of data and is seen helping government agencies for investigations.
Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 is out; law raises questions on govt provisions which hint at unfettered access to data
The bill is listed for introduction in the Parliament’s Winter Session, which is set to conclude on 13 December.