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Justice Srikrishna data protection draft bill is now public, highlights and what happens next

The panel headed by retired Justice BN Srikrishna has submitted its bill on data protection to the IT Ministry on Friday. The draft bill, titled the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018, now has to be tabled in Parliament. It will be the basis of a data protection framework that prescribes conditions for how organisations should receive, handle, and process individuals’ personal data in India, along the lines of laws like the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The draft legislation has 15 chapters and lays out a framework for data-protection obligations, grounds for processing of personal and sensitive personal data, data principal rights, provisions to govern the transfer of data outside India and the creation of a data protection authority. LIVE BLOG Key highlights from the bill Personal data has been defined as data which makes an individual directly or…

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