wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Exemptions to govt agencies must be curtailed: ORF on Data Protection Bill

Data

This summary has been made based on the submission uploaded on the ORF website. The author and/or MediaNama have only produced a summary of this document and are not liable for the veracity of the said document. Exemptions in national interest must not extend to all provisions of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, and must be granted by law rather than through executive orders, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) said in its submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee. As per the submission, Section 42 of the 2018 Bill is a good point of reference as it made necessity and proportionality necessary conditions for exempted processing, thereby conforming to the 4-step test laid down in the Puttaswamy judgement. ORF also recommended that exempted government agencies must still be obliged to carry out "fair and reasonable processing". Inclusion of non-personal data in the Bill (under Section 91) has also been called "premature" in the submission as MEITY has constituted a committee of experts to come up with a "data governance framework" to focus on non-personal data. Without more provisions within this Bill and legislations in other fields, Section 91 "is unlikely to serve the stated objective of supporting public service functions". Check sweeping exemptions for government agencies Prevent information overload by employing employ judicial, executive and technological safeguards to prevent information overload. For instance, ORF cites research on US' National Security Agency's surveillance of phone metadata programme that reveals the programme's "little discernible impact on preventing terrorism" and "disproportionate" drain on the agency's…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Send me tips at aditi@medianama.com. Email for Signal/WhatsApp.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

India's smartphone operating system BharOS has received much buzz in the media lately, but does it really merit this attention?

News

After using the Mapples app as his default navigation app for a week, Sarvesh draws a comparison between Google Maps and Mapples

News

In the case of the ‘deemed consent' provision in the draft data protection law, brevity comes at the cost of clarity and user protection

News

The regulatory ambivalence around an instrument so essential to facilitate data exchange – the CM framework – is disconcerting for several reasons.

News

The provisions around grievance redressal in the Data Protection Bill "stands to be dangerously sparse and nugatory on various counts."

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ