UPDATE: The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MEITY) is making edits to the data protection bill drafted by the Justice Srikrishna Committee. You can read our blog on the good and bad aspects of the bill, and learn more about how we got here below.
It’s essential that India has a strong and robust privacy law that protects and empowers citizens.
Why is it important for you care about the bill?
The draft version of the bill has been submitted to MEITY. Following Cabinet clearance, the bill could be introduced and passed in Parliament as soon as the winter session in November/December. We hope that MEITY holds a public consultation before the bill goes to the Parliament.
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.