Data Protection Bill Likely To Be Placed In Parliament

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New Delhi: Ahead of the winter session of Parliament going to begin from Monday, the Central Government is planning to place the law on personal data protection in the parliament house.

As per reports, Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has already said that the government plans to soon introduce the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 in Parliament after public consultations.

It may be noted that in recent times several cases of user privacy intrusion cases have come to light, including WhatsApp data-protection failure and privacy breach, creating public outrage and debate over data security in the country.

The bill suggests a fine of up to Rs 15 crore or 4 per cent of the firm’s turnover in the case of a breach and setting up of a data protection authority, informed sources.

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