DEC 17, 2021 | ASIA PACIFIC | INDIA
12 Recommendations Made by Parl Panel in Report on Personal Data Protection
Business Standard, December 17, 2021
By Neha Alawadhi
The parliamentary joint committee on the Personal Data Protection (PDP) Bill, 2019, headed by P P Chaudhary, MP, on Thursday presented its report, recommending changes to draft legislation, including altering its name to “Data Protection Bill”. The key proposed changes to the Bill include those on data localisation, having a single data protection authority (DPA) for personal and non-personal data, and provisions for localisation and cross-border flows of data.
Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, country manager — India, BSA | The Software Alliance, said: “Removing provisions on non-personal data (NPD), avoiding mandatory data localisation, and promoting cross-border data transfers in the final Bill will support the Bill’s objectives, which is to safeguard personal data and enhance privacy protections. Conversely, failing to do so will be detrimental to India’s digital revolution, which needs to be built on strong privacy foundations.”
SOBRE A BSA
A BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) é a principal defensora do setor global de software perante governos e no mercado internacional. Seus membros estão entre as empresas mais inovadoras do mundo, criando soluções de software que estimulam a economia e melhoram a vida moderna.
Com sede em Washington, DC e operações em mais de 30 países, a BSA promove programas de conformidade que promovem o uso legal de software e defendem políticas públicas que promovem a inovação tecnológica e o crescimento da economia digital.