Update, published on 20/09/2022 at 10:00 am: While speaking at the International Technology Summit 2022 hosted by the Confederation of Indian Industries, Additional Secretary at MeitY Rajendra Singh shared that the upcoming Data Protection Bill will support 'efficient usage of data with [the] confidence that data would be protected while allowing that data may be used by the industry'. Update, published on 29/08/2022 at 12:00 pm: In conversation with The Hindu, Union Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw hinted that the draft data protection Bill will be released for public comments 'soon'. The Bill, which aims to develop a modern and 'accessible, inclusive, and equitable structure' for data protection and sharing, will likely be presented in Parliament in the upcoming Budget session. A new telecom Bill to replace colonial-era legislation is also in the 'advanced stages' of drafting, with…
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