What Is The Personal Data Protection Bill?

  • The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.
  • The Bill will lay down a framework including the processing of personal and private data by public and private entities.
  • It will provide broad guidelines on the collection, storage, and processing of personal data.
  • The law will also include the consent of individuals, penalties and compensation, code of conduct and an enforcement model.
  • The Bill will provide protection to regulate the use of individual data by the government and private companies.
  • The Bill was initially drafted in 2018 by then Supreme Court judge B. N. Srikrishna.

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