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JC - Legal Updates - The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022

Legal Updates

18 Nov 2022

The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022

Brief Overview:

The much-awaited draft of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (“Bill”) has finally been released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”) today (18th November 2022) with the objective of allowing the processing the digital personal data for lawful purposes and in a manner that recognizes the right of individuals to protect their personal data. The Bill is open for public consultation till 17th December 2022 and likely to be introduced in the Parliament in the next session.

Technical Details:

The Bill among other things provide for:

●   the Central government to establish a Data Protection Board of India, which will act as a digital regulator;

●   the penalty amount to up to ₹500 crore for violating the provisions of the Bill;

the usage of words “she” / “her” to refer to individuals irrespective of gender for the first time in India’s legislative history; and

giving an itemised notice in a clear language to the user, containing a description of personal data sought to and the purpose of processing such personal data.

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For any queries / clarifications, please feel free to ping us and we will be happy to chat:

●   Mr. Neeraj Dubey (neeraj.dubey@jclex.com)
●   Ms. Namrta Rai (namrta.rai@jclex.com)