The Personal Data Protection Bill, which is expected to be tabled in Parliament this session, will categorise personal data into three categories: personal data, sensitive personal data, and critical personal data, MeitY Minister of State Sanjay Dhotre informed the Lok Sabha in a written response. This is in line with the recommendations made by the Justice B.N. Srikrishna Committee. DMK MP Shanmuga Sundaram K. had also asked if the Srikrishna Committee had made any recommendations on "non-personal and supersensitive data". Dhotre did not address that. This is despite the fact that the Srikrishna Committee, in its report, A Free and Fair Digital Economy: Protecting Privacy, Empowering Indians“, recommended that the government come up with a law to protect community data where a community is identifiable. The government, as it said in the Economic Survey, has been considering monetising its databases…
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