Saturday, 21 May, 2022
TopicPersonal Data Protection Bill

Topic: Personal Data Protection Bill

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.

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.

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The LIC way or the Air India way — that is the multi-crore disinvestment question

The real argument against disinvestment is that any sale of a large firm is likely to fall into an oligarch’s lap. No one would want to make them more powerful than they already are.
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Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

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India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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