India is also ready for its turn with its own data protection enactment.This led tabling of The Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 in the Indian Parliament by the Minister of Electronics and Information Technology on 11th December 2019.
But, on 17th December,2019, it was referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) in consultation with various groups.The personal data protection enactment in India will have wide implication.
It will be the biggest grey area for many sectors i.e finance, insurance, banking, fmcg, chains, telecom,e-commerce,etc. It has come from time to time that data theft is on rise and this will be a major challenge for companies including include e-commere marketplace.
It is equally important to note the journey for the quest of personal data protection in India.
a. Beginning – The foundation was with a constitution of a committee of experts in July 2017.The committee was chaired by the retired Supreme Court judge Justice B. N. Srikrishna. It was an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of Government of India.
b. Responsibility– The identification of lapses in the present data protection regulation was the trust of the committee.It was to be seconded by making it more robust and comprehensive data protection law as India was always been a country looked down for data breaches.
c. Report – In almost one year, the report cum Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2018, was submitted in July 2018.
d.Suggestions– The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of Government of India, in order to make it more effective and to provide a comfort with the perspective of ease o doing in India,invited had solicited comments and suggestions on the PDP Bill from the public, various stakeholders, ministers and consultants.
e.Evolution of PDPB,2019 – The suggestions and feedback as received from the public and stakeholders led to evolution of a revised Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (Draft Bill).This was was cleared by the Union Cabinet on December 4 2019 only and thereafter it was promptly placed on the table of parliament on 11th December,2019.
This reflects a strong will of the Government of India to bring the Personal Data Protection Act as early as possible.
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