Despite CIC’s observation that MeitY's response to us was “grossly improper," MeitY issues the same response again #SaveOurPrivacy

Through an Order dated 25th March, 2021, the Central Information Commission (CIC) had accepted our submissions in our second appeal against the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) and directed the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) to re-visit the original RTI application and provide us with a revised reply and the comments, if no valid exemptions could be claimed. The information we sought related to the disclosure of comments on a public consultation on the draft Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018. However, the CPIO simply cited the same exemption under S.8 of the RTI Act that she had provided before the CIC, despite clear directions from the CIC to revisit and revise.

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