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MAR 04, 2020 | INDIA

Don’t Deal With Non-Personal Data, Ease Up on Data Localisation: BSA on Data Protection Bill

MediaNama, March 4, 2020

By Aditi Agarwal

The Personal Data Protection Bill should remove non-personal data from its ambit, BSA, the global software alliance, wrote in its submission to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Bill. The clause is too broad and encompasses all data other than non-anonymised personal data, BSA argued. This goes beyond the ambit of Personal Data Protection Bill and there is already a MeitY Committee to deliberate on governance of non-personal data through a “more deliberative and consultative process”.

BSA also recommends the revision of “personal data” to remove inferred data from it. An exhaustive list of sensitive and critical personal data categories needs to be given and any new categories should be added through amendments to the law, not through government notifications.


Original Posting: https://www.medianama.com/2020/03/223-bsa-submission-data-protection-bill-2019/


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