Government withdrew Personal Data Protection Bill, took a big decision after JPC report

The data protection law in the country has been under consideration for many years, while the current bill had worried big tech companies. Several civil society groups also criticized some of the provisions in the bill. The government has currently withdrawn the bill.

Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill in Parliament (Photo-PTI)

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TV9 Bharatvarsh | Edited By: Ravikant Singh

Aug 03, 2022 | 6:13 PM




The government on Wednesday withdrew the Personal Data Protection Bill. Union Information and Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnav informed about the withdrawal of this bill. The Joint Committee of Parliament (JPC) scrutinized the details of the bill and proposed 81 amendments and 12 recommendations. All these proposals were given for the legal framework of the digital ecosystem. Ashwini Vaishnav said that as per the report of Joint Parliamentary Committee i.e. JPC, work is going on on a detailed legal framework. Keeping these circumstances in mind, it is proposed to withdraw the ‘Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019’ and introduce a new bill, which is in line with the broader legal framework.

The data protection law in the country has been under consideration for many years, while the current bill had worried big tech companies. Several civil society groups also criticized some of the provisions in the bill. There is also a monitoring permit in this, which is being opposed for a long time. Now that the government has withdrawn this bill, there is a possibility of a fresh bill coming. JPC’s proposals may be included in the new bill.(News updating)