The report of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill was tabled in both Houses of Parliament on December 16, bringing us one step closer to India’s first data protection law, which will significantly impact how businesses collect data about users and the rights that users have over the data that is collected about them. MediaNama has prepared a guide to the Data Protection Bill, 2021, that gives you an overview of the Bill, its history, concerns, and what people think about it. The Bills: JPC Report and Data Protection Bill, 2021 [download] Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 [download] Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 [download] Summaries of various key sections of the Data Protection Bill, 2021: Obligations of data fiduciaries [read] Personal data of children [read] Rights of individuals [read] Reporting of data breaches [read] Role of data protection officers [read] Data localisation norms and restrictions on cross border data transfer [read] Powers of the government and government access to data [read] Data Protection Authority (DPA) [read] Non-Personal Data (NPD) [read] Key Takeaways From The JPC Report Tabled In Parliament [read] Exclusive interview with JPC Chair PP Chaudhary [read] Dissent notes to the Data Protection Bill, 2021: All dissent notes [download] Summaries: Lok Sabha MP Manish Tewari [read] Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien [read] Lok Sabha MP Ritesh Pandey [read] Rajya Sabha MP Dr. Amar Patnaik [read] Rajya Sabha MP Vivek Tankha [read] Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh [read] Lok…
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