#DataProtectionTop10: On the Importance of a Strong, Transparent, and Independent Data Protection Authority

In Part 8 of the #DataProtectionTop10, we analyse the provisions in the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 which relate to the Data Protection Authority of India (DPA). The independence of the Data Protection Authority of India is being called into question by certain provisions in the Bill such as clause 42, wherein the Selection Committee which selects the members of the DPA are all members of the executive and clause 86 which states that the DPA shall be bound by the orders of the Central Government. We recommend that the constitution of Selection Committee be made diverse and clause 86 be deleted from the Bill.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/dataprotectiontop10-on-the-importance-of-a-strong-and-independent-data-protection-authority/