Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022

Digital Personal Data Protection Bill

The Data Protection Bill has been under work since the landmark judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in “K.S. Puttaswamy and Anr. vs.  Union of India ((2017) 10 SCC 1)”, which elucidated that the right to privacy is a fundamental right and the Government has an obligation to pass legislation to protect the fundamental right of the citizens. After the introduction of the internet, the industrial and social landscape of countries across the globe has seen a drastic change. In this era of digitalization, consumer data became a commodity and was being used without their consent by the players in the market. It was about time that legislators around the world addressed these issues and protected the rights of their subjects.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has enacted the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022. The bill is introduced to serving the essential purpose of processing digital data in a manner that recognizes both the protection of digital data of individuals and the need for the authority to process data for maintaining law and order in the country.

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