India canvasses opinion on new data privacy bill

This move comes three months after the withdrawal of a similar bill that had alarmed big technology companies

By Reuters

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Published: Fri 18 Nov 2022, 2:01 PM

On Friday, India began canvassing public opinion on a new comprehensive data privacy bill, three months after withdrawing a previous bill that had alarmed big technology companies.

Expected to be presented in the next session of parliament, the measure — aimed at protecting digital personal data — seeks to allow the transfer of data outside India, and provides for penalties regarding data breaches.


The government plans to set up a panel to ensure compliance with the law, the bill said.

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