Our letter to MeitY: Give us a fair chance and hear us out.

As several media reports pointed to the imminent release of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (DPDPB, 2022) and the draft Digital India Bill, we wrote to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) on November 17, 2022, urging them to hold transparent and deliberative public consultations for both. Given the importance, urgency, and wide impact of these pieces of legislation, we recommended other steps that the Ministry may adopt to further improve public participation in the decision making process.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/our-letter-to-meity/