On Wednesday, August 3, the Central government withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill that it had tabled in the Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019. The Bill, which had undergone intense scrutiny by a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), would now be replaced by “a new bill that fits into the comprehensive legal framework,” as per the government’s statement on the withdrawal. Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has said that the new Bill is in advanced stages of preparation and may be tabled in the Budget session next year. (Read More)
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