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Parliament’s Budget Session: DMK MP Dr. D Ravikumar to introduce private members’ Data Protection and Privacy Bill today

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We're tracking all the developments related to internet and technology in India during the Budget Session of the Parliament. This will include all proposed legislation, bills listed or pending, and questions (related to technology and internet ecosystem) asked in both houses each day of the Parliament. In this session, we're watching out for the Personal Data Protection Bill and notification about the Intermediary Liability Rules amendment, both which the Minister for Electronics and IT, R.S. Prasad, has said are his key priorities. Here's a refresher on the present state of the internet ecosystem in India: The Future of Internet policy in India - 2019 A serious and imminent threat to the open Internet in India (Scroll down for updates on legislation and questions asked in Parliament.) Some important dates in this session: July 5th: Union Budget 2019-20, follow our LIVE blog July 4th: Economic Survey, and discussion of the Aadhaar Amendment Bill June 24: Aadhaar Amendment Bill passed in Parliament Legislation Bills listed for introduction in the Lok Sabha's Budget Session Title Key objectives Current status The Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2019 Bill to replace the Aadhaar ordinance of February 2019 Allows private usage of Aadhaar, provides for offline Aadhaar authentication, and gives overarching powers to the UIDAI. Here's an explainer Passed in Rajya Sabha on July 8 Passed in Lok Sabha on July 4 Introduced in Lok Sabha on June 24 by Minister for IT, and Law & Justice RS Prasad   Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019…

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