New Delhi: The ministry of electronics and information technology (MeitY) has sought feedback from the people over the ‘Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022’, which seeks to process the personal data of individuals for law purposes. The bill, officials said, will also recognise the rights of individuals to protect their personal data.
Members of the public have been invited to go through the draft bill and submit their views/reservations on it by December 17. The draft bill can be accessed at https://www.meity.gov.in/data-protection-framework.
Officials said that there has been deliberations on various aspects of digital personal data and its protection, and the ministry has formulated a draft bill, The purpose of the draft bill is to provide for the processing of digital personal data in a manner that recognizes both the right of individuals to protect their personal data and the need to process personal data for lawful purposes, and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
The bill frames out the rights and duties of the citizen (Digital Nagrik) on one hand and the obligations to use collected data lawfully of the data fiduciary on the other hand.
The bill will establish the comprehensive legal framework governing digital personal data protection in India. It provides for the processing of digital personal data in a manner that recognizes the right of individuals to protect their personal data, societal rights and the need to process personal data for lawful purposes.
The MeitY has invited feedback from the public on the draft. The submissions will not be disclosed and held in fiduciary capacity, to enable persons submitting feedback to provide the same freely. No public disclosure of the submissions will be made.
The feedback on the draft bill in a chapter wise manner may be submitted on https://innovateindia.mygov.in/digital-data-protection/ by December 17, 2022, a statement said.