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How will Aadhaar be affected when the PDP bill comes into play? IT Ministry official discusses

The interplay between Aadhaar and the 2019 draft of the PDP Bill captured the discussion for Day 3 of a UIDAI-led event.

Aadhaar, PAN Card

Based on the reading of the publicly-available draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill (2019), when it becomes a law, there will be a need to examine the consent framework of Aadhaar, said Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Rajendra Kumar. Kumar was joined by Arghya Sengupta, founder and research director at Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy and CyberSaathi founder NS Nappinai at the Aadhaar 2.0 workshop on "Legal Aspects of Data Security and Privacy" hosted by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). Currently, the Joint Parliamentary Committee that was deliberating the PDP Bill for the last two years has adopted its report and it is likely to be taken up in Parliament in the upcoming Winter Session. These remarks from Kumar gain importance when seen together with UIDAI's request for a blanket exemption from India's data protection bill, as reported by The Hindu. UIDAI had argued that it was already being governed by the Aadhaar Act and that the PDP bill could be "counter-productive", the report said. PDP Bill will apply to Aadhaar despite exemptions: MeitY, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy Kumar's comments were made in the context of how the functioning of Aadhaar will be affected when the PDP Bill comes into play. "As I mentioned, in the draft PDP Bill, section 12 (says that) government agencies which are functioning under their own laws can continue their services and they can avail certain exemptions from the data processing norms in the bill. On Aadhaar's current functioning,…

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