Developing story: The Indian government withdraws the Data Protection Bill 2021, will be introducing a new Bill "that fits into the comprehensive legal framework" that is being worked upon. Update (4 August, 1:00 pm): https://twitter.com/ETNOWlive/status/1554854259883397120?s=20&t=WcQhiLdeIku14gYQRkCZ5g Update (3 August, 5:25 pm): Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar tweeted: https://twitter.com/Rajeev_GoI/status/1554794643266473984?s=20&t=oOZ01D-hIOZFRht_OzJAmA Update (3 August, 5:02 pm): Reasons for withdrawal: As per a statement circulated with members of the parliament, the "reasons for withdrawal" are: "The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was deliberated in great detail by the Joint Committee of Parliament. 81 amendments were proposed and 12 recommendations were made towards comprehensive legal framework on digital ecosystem. Considering the report of the JCP, a comprehensive legal framework is being worked upon. Hence, in the circumstances, it is proposed to withdraw 'The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019' and present a new bill that fits into the comprehensive legal framework." Update (3 August, 5:00 pm): The Data Protection Bill 2021 has official been withdrawn from the Lok Sabha following a voice vote on the motion moved by IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnav. Original Story (3 August, 4:50 pm): The government is set to withdraw the Data Protection Bill 2021, as per the Supplementary List of Business published on Lok Sabha website on August 3. SHRI ASHWINI VAISHNAW to move for leave to withdraw a Bill to provide for protection of the digital privacy of individuals relating to their personal data, to specify the flow and usage of data, to create a relationship of trust between persons and entities processing the…
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