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Data Protection Bill gets cabinet approval

Date: 05 December 2019 Tags: Bills & Laws
  • The Union Cabinet, headed by the Prime Minister has approved the Personal Data Protection Bill which is expected to lay down a framework that will include processing of personal and private data by public and private entities, among others.
  • Broad guidelines on collection, storage and processing of personal data, consent of individuals, penalties and compensation, code of conduct and an enforcement model is likely to be a part of the law.
  • In line with European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the government had last year introduced a draft personal data protection bill, under the aegis of Justice B.N.Srikrishna, to regulate the use of individual’s data by the government and private companies.