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Data Protection Bill 2019

Posted on : 13 Jan 2020

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  • The Bill seeks to provide for protection of personal data of individuals, and establishes a Data Protection Authority for the same.
  • The Personal Data Protection bill, drafted by a panel headed by a former Supreme Court judge and submitted to the government last year, is key for how firms including global tech giants Amazon, Facebook, Alphabet's Google and others process, store and transfer Indian consumers' data.
  • Broad guidelines on collection, storage and processing of personal data, consent of individuals, penalties and compensation, code of conduct and an enforcement model is likely to be a part of the law.
  • Personal data is data which pertains to characteristics, traits or attributes of identity, which can be used to identify an individual. 
  • The Bill categorises certain personal data as sensitive personal data.  This includes financial data, biometric data, caste, religious or political beliefs, or any other category of data specified by the government, in consultation with the Authority and the concerned sectoral regulator.

Article Related Questions

  1. With reference to Data Protection Bill 2019, consider the following statements
    1.Bill governs the processing of personal data by Government only.
    2.A data fiduciary is an entity or individual who decides the means and purpose of processing personal data.
    Which of the following statement is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : 2 only


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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