A fourth draft of the long-awaited personal data Bill, now called the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, has been released for public comment. This has some positive suggestions and it plugs some loopholes, making it an improvement on prior iterations.
Data Protection Board –
How the bill is an improvement?
Cross border data flow –
Other concerns –
Way forward –
From first principles, any exemption sought by government agencies should be granted only if it fulfils standards of legality, necessity, and proportionality, and this draft disappoints on all those counts.
Source – Business Standard
QUESTION – The fourth draft of Digital Personal Data Protection Bill is a mixed bag of improvement over previous drafts and falls flat at certain other counts. Critically analyse the provisions of the bill and suggest a way forward.