Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicPersonal Data Protection Bill

Topic: Personal Data Protection Bill

Why Modi govt withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill

The Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 was withdrawn Wednesday after parliamentary panel recommended 81 changes. Govt is now working on a new ‘comprehensive legal framework’.

Govt withdraws Data Protection Bill after 81 amendments, to bring in fresh legislation

The proposed legislation had evoked concerns over the attempt to govern non-personal data, and the possibility that social media platforms would be held responsible for what users posted.

After 4.5 years of work, Modi govt could start over on data protection Bill, says media report

ET report says existing draft with parliament panel’s suggestions might be too burdensome for start-ups, & tech firms, so govt thinks fresh Bill for current times is better option.

Data privacy too complex to be decided by mere voice vote. Debate Data Protection Bill first

The 2022 Budget session brought the Personal Data Protection Bill. But it should know that data protection is a murky business.

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.

On Camera

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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