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What to expect from the Srikrishna Data Protection Bill

Justice B.N. Srikrishna's data protection committee may have a bill out as soon as Monday, per NDTV. The data protection guidelines will be India's equivalent of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, a privacy law that prescribes conditions for how organizations should receive, handle, and process individuals' personal data. What constitutes personal data The bill will clarify what exactly constitutes personal data, and what counts as sensitive personal data; and how these classes of data will be treated. SaveOurPrivacy.in's* model bill defines personal data as "any data which relates to a natural person if that person can, whether directly or indirectly in conjunction with any other data, be identified from it and includes sensitive personal data." The model bill exempts public information about people from this definition, except in cases of sexual assault, kidnapping and abduction. (This is more or less in…

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