PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION BILL, 2018

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The draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 promises the potential of a paradigm shift in data privacy and its regulation. The Bill, tabled by the Justice Srikrishna Committee on July 27th, 2018 largely addresses public concerns regarding the right to privacy through the creation of a rights-based regulatory regime with increased compliances, privacy by design, enhanced security measures and the introduction of a data protection authority. Significantly inspired by the GDPR, the draft Bill is pending before the Parliament for further discussions. Samvad Partners has compared the Bill to the GDPR and the existing legal regime for data protection in India.


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