DEC 06, 2019 | INDIA
BSA Statement on India’s Personal Data Protection Bill
NEW DELHI – December 6, 2019 – The Union Cabinet approved the Personal Data Protection Bill, which will now go to the Parliament. BSA | The Software Alliance encourages India to enact comprehensive legislation to effectively protect consumer privacy and personal information in India. The Cabinet approved Bill has reportedly been modified from the version shared with the public in 2018. To ensure the legislation will achieve its goals while allowing innovative software-enabled services to drive economic growth and job creation, we urge the Government of India to release the revised Bill for public review and comment before the Bill is actively considered or enacted by Parliament.
“Effective data privacy and personal information protection are critical pillars for driving consumer trust in the rapidly growing digital economy” says Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, BSA Country Manager, India. “We look forward to reviewing the revised Personal Data Protection Bill and contributing to the consultative process to ensure the legislation empowers Indian consumers, is interoperable with international practices, and drives continued growth for India’s digital economy.”
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