UPDATE: The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MEITY) has announced that it has finalized the data protection bill.
While it’s a step forward in many ways, the bill urgently needs edits to effectively uphold our privacy.
You can read more on the good and bad aspects of the bill on this page, and learn more about how we got here below.
Why is it important for you care about the bill?
MEITY has finalized the draft data protection bill. Following Cabinet clearance, the bill could be introduced and passed in Parliament any time in June and as soon as next week! We are demanding that this Bill be sent to the Standing Committee of MPs for a thorough review.
It is crucial that an important legislation, such as this, is strengthened by inputs from non-governmental experts, civil society and the broader public through a public consultation.