The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in Lok Sabha on the 11th December 2019. This Bill brought in a number of new clauses such as compliance obligations for social media companies and enhanced State power to exempt any government agency from the purview of the Bill; relaxed some existing provisions – done away with mandatory mirroring requirements for all personal data and done away with certain offences for transferring/ selling personal data; and in some cases removed extant requirements such as the creation of the Data Protection Funds, as compared to the Draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, which was released last year.

The Bill has been referred to a Joint Select Committee of the Parliament, which will review and recommend changes to it.

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Key changes from previous version:

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