Saturday, 22 January, 2022
TopicPersonal Data Protection Bill

Topic: Personal Data Protection Bill

JPC looking at personal data protection bill as national prosperity issue an odd choice

The Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 has global significance, but the report by the Joint Parliamentary Committee that came two years later is disappointing.

JPC report on data protection bill has loopholes & more bad news for social media companies

The amended Bill gives the central govt more power to make key decisions, enough for social media companies to be wary.

‘Personal’ to be dropped from Data Protection Bill name. Here’s what else Parliament panel wants

Joint Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, submitted its final report Thursday, two years after it was set up, with a slew of recommendations.

Parliamentary Committee’s PDP Bill report isn’t enough. Social media liability needs better

The harms that the JPC is addressing are complex. Looking for unilateral fixes are ill-advised ways to devise solutions.

Digitisation of courts brings privacy concerns. But India lacks right to be forgotten

The policy should address how courts deal with privacy concerns. It's important to not wait till PDP Bill is enacted.

Drone policing during Covid exposes India’s need for data protection law

Modi govt's Draft Drone Rules 2021 do not have any of the incremental provisions of the Unmanned Aircraft System Rules 2021 or any mention of safeguards to privacy.

No urgency on pleas against WhatsApp as it won’t transfer data to Facebook, says Delhi HC

Senior advocate Harish Salve, representing WhatsApp, reiterated that the messaging platform won't transfer data to Facebook till the the personal data protection bill isn't passed.

Won’t enforce privacy policy till data bill is implemented, WhatsApp tells Delhi HC

WhatsApp told the court that it would continue to display the update to its users but would not limit the functionality for those not opting for new privacy policy.

Govt now accepts value of IPR in non-personal data, but its recommendations pose new problems

The Kris Gopalakrishnan-led Committee acknowledges how non-personal data and intellectual property rights are linked together.

Children’s online privacy must be protected, but not all are equally vulnerable on internet

The Personal Data Protection Bill’s blanket restriction of not allowing children under 18 to process data could stop kids from meaningfully using the internet.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of students protesting against the reservation in Bandra | Representational image | ANI Photo

Indian drawing room talk on ‘merit’ stands demolished by Supreme Court NEET ruling

Supreme Court's explanation on the constitutional validity of OBC quota in NEET rejects commonly held views of dominant castes who are blind to India's social realities.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach | Twitter: @chiefdeunavy

China ‘not that nice country’, giving money to dictators & killers: German Navy chief in India

Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schonbach later issued a clarification, saying comments were his 'personal view' and not German defence ministry's, and expressing them was a 'mistake'.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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