The Personal Data Protection Bill (PDP) 2019, which is critical for the data privacy, is being considered by a special Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC). While the JPC has picked up pace in the last few weeks, the initial depositions have primarily focussed on engagement with government bodies and industry experts. We believe this needs to change and have urged the committee to invite a diverse range of stakeholders for depositions. Without it, conscious drafting choices against the interests of citizens contained in the PDP Bill run the risk of avoiding proper scrutiny. Today we wrote the JPC to consider widening participation and bringing a diverse range of independent voices to depose before it.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/the-jpc-needs-to-invite-diverse-views-on-pdp-bill-saveourprivacy/