With data being the new oil, securing it becomes inevitable for our coexistence. At a time when digital thefts and personal data misuse have become rampant and a need for a better and futuristic mechanism to check such interventions is on the rise, the government is planning to roll-over the ‘Personal Data Protection Bill 2018’ in the Parliament during the Budget session early next year.The new bill looks to regulate the processing of personal data of any individuals by government and private companies operating in India and abroad. It also defines the cases in which such data can be used following individual consent, in a medical emergency or in cases where the individual seeks government benefits.“The government is expected to introduce the Personal Data Protection Bill, which would be a much-needed step for India towards establishing a strong regulation around data privacy. It will not only define a framework for the collection and usage of personal data but also introduce penalties which will act as a deterrent for defaulters,” Vidur Gupta, partner – data privacy, EY India said.Gupta further maintains that the new proposed draft Bill will help in defining personal data, “the 2018 draft of Bill proposed formation of… Read full this story
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