Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
Posted on : 06 Dec 2019Views: 1230
- The Union Cabinet has approved Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.
- Personal Data Protection Bill that seeks to lay down a legal framework to preserve the sanctity of “consent" in data sharing and penalize those breaching privacy norms.
- The bill proposes social media platforms to create a mechanism so that for “every user who registers their service from India or uses their service from India, a voluntary verifiable account mechanism has to be made”.
- The provision puts the onus of creating the mechanism on the company. The provision is largely aimed at checking social media trolling.
- The bill categorizes data into three categories—critical, sensitive and general. Sensitive data—financial, health, sexual orientation, biometrics, transgender status, religious or political beliefs and affiliation—can be stored only in India.
- Critical data will be defined by the government from time to time and has to be stored and processed in India. Any data that is non-critical and non-sensitive will be categorized as general data with no restriction on where it is stored or processed.
- In line with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
- Currently, there are no laws on the use of personal data and preventing its misuse, although the Supreme Court upheld the right to privacy as a fundamental right back in 2017.
Article Related Questions
Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 has been cleared by the Union cabinet recently; consider the following statements regarding it
1.It is In line with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
2.Currently, there are no laws on the use of personal data and preventing its misuse.
Which of the following statement is/are correct?
3.Both 1 and 2
4.Neither 1 nor 2
Right Ans : Both 1 and 2