Friday, 4:30pm: The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 has been released. Read it here. Read the committee's report here. The Justice BN Srikrishna-led committee to create a data protection law is finally submitting its bill to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology in New Delhi. This follows a year of consultation and deliberations, during which the committee debated and thrashed out several divisive issues until they could find middle ground. A series of Caravan reports indicates that a recent draft of the bill strengthens the Aadhaar body UIDAI's monopoly on filing complaints under the Aadhaar Act, and amends the Right to Information Act to give public officials greater scope to withhold personal information. Per The Caravan, the law will also require Parliament to enact a law to oversee intelligence agencies and how they collect information. The committee's bill will now make its way through the IT Ministry, post which it will go to the Cabinet to be approved for introduction in the Parliament, the Ministry told MediaNama in response to an RTI query. Read: What to expect from the Srikrishna Data Protection Bill Live Updates All quotes are paraphrased. Emphasis from Bill excerpts ours. Saturday, 2:14pm: Scroll.in's Sruthisagar Yamunan: Draft data protection law is a blow to the right to privacy. "The draft Bill authorises the State to collect data without the consent of the person. And doesn’t put any checks on Aadhaar." Saturday, 2:11pm: We are all Aruna Sundararajan right now: Saturday, 2:01pm: Mozilla has issued a statement on the…
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