The DPDPB, 2022 does not meet Puttaswamy standards

The Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) released the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (Data Protection Bill, 2022) for public consultation on November 18, 2022. Feedback has been solicited on the Data Protection Bill, 2022 by MeitY through the MyGov website by December 17, 2022. We have analysed the Data Protection Bill, 2022 and found that it does not meet the standards of privacy that have been laid down by the Supreme Court in the Puttaswamy matters. At its core, the Data Protection Bill, 2022 forms a scheme for the interaction of persons, companies or other entities (called Data Fiduciaries in the Bill), who collect, store, index, share etc., personal data of their  users (called Data Principals in the Bill) with each other.

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