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Winter session: the CPM is expected to table a report on the draft law on the protection of personal data today | Latest India News

The Personal Data Protection Bill was tabled in Parliament in 2019 and aimed to ensure the protection of individuals’ personal data and establish a data protection authority for this purpose.

Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

The Joint Committee of Parliament (JPC), which was examining the draft law on the protection of personal data, is expected to table its report on the House prosecution on Tuesday, according to the PTI news agency.

The Personal Data Protection Bill was tabled in Parliament in 2019 and aimed to ensure the protection of individuals’ personal data and establish a data protection authority for this purpose. The bill also seeks to regulate the use of individual data by government and private companies.

The bill was submitted to the JPC for careful consideration, after opposition leaders opposed some of its provisions, including granting unlimited powers to the government and its agencies for the use of personal data.

On December 16, the JPC submitted the report on the personal data protection bill to the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha. Hindustan Times said earlier that the report contained many suggestions, in particular by giving the government a larger place in obligations and private companies a stricter safeguard to follow.

However, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Lok Sabha MP PP Chaudhary tabled a motion the same day asking for an extension until the last week of the Parliament’s winter session for the JCP to submit its report. The winter session will end on Thursday.

And in November, the JPC passed the report on the bill, which gave the government the power to grant exemptions to its investigative agencies from the provisions of the law. This this decision was contested by five opposition deputies– Jairam Ramesh, Manish Tewari and Gaurav Gogoi from Congress, and Derek O’Brien and Mahua Moitra from TMC – who had tabled dissent before the start of the winter session of Parliament.

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