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Ease the restrictions on cross-border transfer of personal data: DSCI, CIPL on Personal Data Protection Bill

India’s Personal Data Protection Bill should ease the restrictions on transfer of sensitive and critical personal data outside India so that businesses in India do not suffer, the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and US-based Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) proposed in their on cross-border data flows between India and the US. The report instead offered “less trade-restrictive” alternatives to the current provisions of the Bill. These include specific bilateral agreements ...
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CIC rules that disclosing EWS students’ names, particulars in RTI would invade their privacy

Disclosing names and particulars of students admitted under the economically weaker section (EWS) quota would invade children’s privacy since “the information about names and particulars of students is personal information [that is] held by the school in a fiduciary capacity”, the Central Information Commission . The Commission, which rules on second appeals filed under the Right to Information Act, 2005, held that specific information including students’ names, their parents’ names and similar...
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Kalam Centre talks about data localisation, algorithmic accountability before JPC on Data Protection Bill

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre once again argued in favour of data localisation for purposes of law enforcement and financial purposes, MediaNama has learnt. The founder CEO of the Kalam Centre, Srijan Pal Singh, spent a significant amount of the three-hour meeting talking about artificial intelligence (AI) as he deposed before the committee for the second time. The next meeting will be held on August 26. It is understood that the Kalam Centre talked about how localised data would propel economic ...
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ASSOCHAM, Kalam Centre depose before Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill

Industry body ASSOCHAM and non-profit organisation Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre took opposing stances on data localisation in their depositions before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill on August 11, two sources told us. While Kalam Centre argued in favour of data localisation for purposes of law enforcement, ASSOCHAM argued in favour of free cross-border data flows to encourage competition and investment. The next meeting is scheduled for August 20 at 11 am, at l...
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Children’s age of consent, anonymisation dominate Parliamentary Committee’s discussion of Data Protection Bill

Children’s privacy rights and how anonymisation can preserve privacy rights reigned supreme during the sixth sitting of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill held on Monday afternoon, sources have told MediaNama. The committee, where members heard representations from L&L Law Firm (erstwhile Luthra and Luthra Law) and Foundation of Data Protection Professionals in India (FDPPI) in a two-and-a-half hour meeting, will next convene on August 11 at noon. Need for gra...
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Facebook to depose before Committee on Data Protection Bill on Aug 10

Facebook is scheduled to depose before the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill during the Committee’s next meeting on August 10, as per the Lok Sabha website. The social media giant will be accompanied by representatives from the law firm Luthra & Luthra, industry body ASSOCHAM, and a Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Centre. We had earlier reported that the meeting would take place on August 10. Screenshot from the Lok Sabha website. During the previous meeting on July 27, t...
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Parliamentary Committee focusses on exemptions for govt agency under Data Protection Bill

After a four-month-long pandemic-induced hiatus and a false start, the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill convened on July 27. The two-and-a-half-hour meeting, that saw attendance from 18 of the 30 MPs, largely focussed on Sections 35 and 36 of the Bill, the ones that allow the central government to exempt any government agency from any or all provisions of the Bill, four sources, on the condition of anonymity, who were present at the meeting told MediaNama. The n...
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Exclusive: Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill to now meet on July 27

You are reading it here first: The Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill will meet on July 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm, the Lok Sabha Secretariat confirmed to MediaNama. Virtual meetings are still not allowed. Representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, UIDAI, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Narcotics Control Board (NCB) are scheduled to depose before the members in the f...
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Parliamentary Committee’s meeting on Data Protection Bill postponed

The meeting of Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, has been postponed, its member Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh tweeted. The Lok Sabha Secretariat confirmed to MediaNama that a new date has not been set yet, but the agenda will remain the same. Representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, UIDAI, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Narcotics Control Board (NCB) ...
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Exclusive: Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill to meet on July 17

You are reading it here first: After a gap of four months, the Joint Parliamentary Committee deliberating on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, will meet on July 17 at 2:30 pm in the Main Committee Room of the Parliament House Annexe, two MPs who are part of the committee and two government official confirmed to MediaNama. Representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, UIDAI, National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), National Investigatio...
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No virtual meetings of Parliamentary Committee on Data Protection Bill possible; committee seeks comments from particular entities

The Joint Parliamentary Committee on Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, is not convening anytime soon, at least two sources, on the condition of anonymity, told MediaNama. This is because virtual meetings could compromise parliamentary privilege through the inclusion of a third party (that is, the video conferencing platform), two sources familiar with how parliamentary committees are convened told us. No virtual depositions will take place either. Everything will happen in person. Moreover, “...
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#NAMA: Data Protection Bill needs to clearly differentiate between data fiduciaries and processors

“There is absolute lack of clarity around what critical data could mean. When we are re-engineering our systems to comply with the current laws, how do we factor in the uncertainty and the lack of predictability on something like this?” Shweta Rajpal Kohli, Salesforce’s country director for government affairs and public policy (India and South Asia), said. Microsoft’s S Chandrashekhar, also agreed that gaps in the Personal Data Protection Bill makes it difficult to predict additional operational...
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#NAMA: PDP Bill needs to address issues around adequacy

“As far as the big MNCs are concerned, the [compliance] burden is only a delta on top of what GDPR’s is because fortunately we had to get ready for the GDPR,” S. Chandrasekhar, group director of policy and government affairs at Microsoft India, said, continuing, “We are only concerned now more about the provisions that are going much further than the GDPR such as non-personal data and other things because we need to calibrate our engineering effort to make agreements and stuff like that. The add...
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#NAMA: How the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 would impact the telecom industry

“ The telecom sector is very heavily regulated. We are told exactly what we have to store, how much we have to store, for how long we have to store,” said Anjali Hans, Senior Vice President of Regulatory & Corporate Affairs at Vodafone Idea Limited, at MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 on cloud and telecom services. “But for us, I think the sending of data outside India, the cross-border transfer is one of the important aspects of the data protecti...
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#NAMA: DSCI’s Rama Vedashree on how the Personal Data Protection Bill affects cloud service providers

“For any cloud service provider, data flows and predictability of a regulation, in terms of transferring, storing, and retaining data, along with the redundancy that they need to build in for the resilience, is important. But, there are a lot of ambiguous provisions in the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, which would worry any cloud service provider,” said Rama Vedashree, CEO of the Data Security Council of India. She also said that the Bill, in its current form, has several ambiguities in t...
Tags: Travel, Google, News, Microsoft, Privacy, India, Eu, Data Protection, Bill, PDP, Medianama, Nama, DSCI, Rama Vedashree, Personal Data Protection Bill, Non-personal Data


#NAMA: Issues with inferred data and non-personal data in the PDP Bill 2019

“From a customer perspective, the entire purpose of data protection will be defeated if inferred data is not regulated. Because that’s literally the biggest tool in the hands of technology companies, and that’s where most privacy violations are likely to happen,” Nikhil Narendran, partner at Trilegal, said. Narendran was speaking at our discussion on June 26 on the impact of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, on cloud and telecom services, supported by Microsoft and Google. The definition ...
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Healthcare industry’s wish list for India’s Personal Data Protection Bill

By Nikhil Pahwa and Aditi Agrawal The risks are too great, the use cases are too unclear, and a broad Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, does not adequately take into account the concerns of the healthcare sector. Doctors speaking at MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, 2020, felt that there needs to be a different, sectoral approach to protect healthcare data. This discussion was supported by Microsoft, Google, TMT Law Practice and the...
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#NAMA: Issues with the consent framework for healthcare data under the Personal Data Protection Bill

In in-person doctor-patient consultation scenarios, the fact that the patient initiated the consult can be construed as consent. This applies especially for out-patient consultations: one does not need a separate mechanism to seek consent from the patient. At MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, both Dr Sunil Shroff, President (TN), Telemedicine Society of India, and Abhishek Malhotra, managing partner at TMT Law agreed with this characte...
Tags: Travel, Health, News, Microsoft, India, Bill, Bangalore, Karnataka, Consent, DPA, Singh, India India, Ministry of Health, PDP, Gupta, HSA


#NAMA: GOQii founder Vishal Gondal on issues of bias, discrimination, and accuracy of health data

“There is fundamentally no disincentive in how someone’s health data can be used to determine their insurance premiums. Of course, somebody who is doing more effort, walking more, exercising more, gets more benefits versus somebody who is doing less,” said Vishal Gondal, founder of wearables company GOQii when asked if use of health data can make insurance premiums discriminatory. He also noted that health data can potentially help us in moving away from traditional healthcare practices, and ada...
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#NAMA: Personal Data Protection Bill needs to work on basic definitions to cater to the healthcare sector

The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, in its current form, suffers from an acute paucity of concrete definitions and thus, does not address concerns specific to the healthcare sector. “This Bill in a generic format is good. When you go down into the sensitive areas there is lack of clarity.” Dr Sunil Shroff, President (TN), Telemedicine Society of India, said. At MediaNama’s discussion on the impact of the PDP Bill on the healthcare sector held on June 19, speakers agreed that concepts such a...
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India’s privacy law needs to incorporate rights against the machine

By Divij Joshi, Tech policy fellow, Mozilla.  India’s long-awaited privacy legislation – the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 – is currently being deliberated by members of a Joint Committee of the Houses of Parliament. The Committee has its work cut out for it – the PDP Bill, while progressive on many fronts, suffers from several lacunae and […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Artificial Intelligence, Views, Personal Data Protection Bill, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, Divij Joshi Tech, Mozilla India


Impact of the Data Protection Bill on fintech sector and aligning financial laws with it

As the Joint Parliamentary Committee considers the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, MediaNama will publish a series of articles from legal experts focussing on the key aspects of the Bill and how they will affect users and companies. This is the thirteenth article in the series. Read our extensive coverage of the Bill here. By […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Bill, Fintech, Views, RBI, Reserve Bank of India, Digital Payments, Personal Data Protection Bill, Joint Parliamentary Committee, PDP Bill 2019 Views, Personal Data Protection Bill 2019


Joint Parliamentary Committee to submit its report on Data Protection Bill in Monsoon Session

The Joint Parliamentary Committee’s report on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, will now be submitted in the second week of the Monsoon Session of Parliament. The chairperson of the committee, Meenakshi Lekhi, had requested for an extension in the Lok Sabha on March 23, which Speaker Om Birla approved. The dates for the Monsoon […] ...
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Exemptions to govt agencies must be curtailed: ORF on Data Protection Bill

Exemptions in national interest must not extend to all provisions of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, and must be granted by law rather than through executive orders, Observer Research Foundation (ORF) said in its submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee. As per the submission, Section 42 of the 2018 Bill is a good point […] ...
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Strengthen users’ rights, ensure DPA’s independence: Dvara Research on Personal Data Protection Bill

Number of user rights recognised under the Personal Data Protection Bill should increase and it should be easier for users to exercise their rights, Dvara Research said in its submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Bill. Unlike submissions by industry bodies such as NASSCOM and BSA, Dvara Research’s submission focusses at length on […] ...
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Define a compliance period, scrap non-personal data: NASSCOM, DSCI on Personal Data Protection Bill

The Personal Data Protection Bill needs to define a minimum compliance period of 24 months from the date of notification of any obligation, standard, code of practice or rule, industry bodies NASSCOM and the Data Security Council of India (DSCI) said in their submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Bill. It must also […] ...
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Don’t deal with non-personal data, ease up on data localisation: BSA on Data Protection Bill

The Personal Data Protection Bill should remove non-personal data from its ambit, BSA, the global software alliance, wrote in its submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Bill. The clause is too broad and encompasses all data other than non-anonymised personal data, BSA argued. This goes beyond the ambit of Personal Data Protection Bill […] ...
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List of submissions made to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on PDP Bill 2019

A Joint Parliamentary Committee, which is currently deliberating the proposed Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, had invited comments on the Bill till February 25. The Bill is the first legislation that focuses on privacy of citizens, and could potentially result in significant overhaul of digital businesses and companies. MediaNama is compiling a list of submissions made to the […] ...
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Allow domain registry data to be processed without consent: ICANN to Joint Parliamentary Committee on the PDP Bill

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) wants the Personal Data Protection Bill to exempt activities related to registration of a domain name from user consent. In a letter to the Joint Parliamentary Committee, President and CEO of ICANN Göran Marby explained how the Bill would affect “the universal coordination of the Internet’s […] ...
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Are matrimonial websites divorced from user privacy?

As the Joint Parliamentary Committee considers the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, MediaNama will publish a series of articles from legal experts focussing on the key aspects of the Bill and how they will affect users and companies. This is the twelfth article in the series. Read our extensive coverage of the Bill here. By […] ...
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