To enhance parity in the norms of the drafted Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC), currently reviewing the bill, has invited stakeholders to provide feedback.
According to Economic Times companies, organisations, and individuals can submit their opinions within a three-week timeframe. The committee said that the submissions would be kept as confidential records. Additionally, anyone who wishes to appear before the committee to discuss the bill can highlight that in the submission form.
Rajya Sabha MP from TMC Derek O’Brien tweeted asking for suggestions from the public domain on the data protection bill.
He states he and his fellow colleague from TMC are open to suggestions on additional clauses that can be put forth on the bill.
Let’s give India a robust #dataprivacy law together.
Few days to go. Last date: Feb 25
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— Citizen Derek | নাগরিক ডেরেক (@derekobrienmp) February 20, 2020
Derek O’Brien states, “Let’s give India a robust #dataprivacy law together.
The PDP Bill was tabled in the Lok Sabha in December 2019 and was then referred to the JPC.
As of now, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s member of Parliament Meenakshi Lekhi is chairing the 30 member committee, which includes 10 members from the Rajya Sabha and 20 members from the Lok Sabha. Two members have also resigned from this committee since its formation last month.