Key Highlights Of Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023, Passed By The Lok Sabha

The Lok Sabha has passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023. The bill is a comprehensive piece of legislation that aims to protect the privacy of individuals in the digital age.

Here are some of the key highlights of the bill:

  • The bill defines personal data as any information that can be used to identify an individual, directly or indirectly.
  • The bill establishes a Data Protection Authority (DPA) to oversee the implementation of the law. The DPA will have the power to investigate and enforce compliance with the law.
  • The bill gives individuals the right to access their personal data, to correct it if it is inaccurate, and to have it deleted if it is no longer necessary.
  • The bill prohibits the processing of personal data without the consent of the individual. There are some exceptions to this rule, such as when the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or a statutory obligation.
  • The bill requires businesses to take reasonable security measures to protect personal data.
  • The bill imposes penalties on businesses that violate the law. The penalties can be up to INR 5 crores or 2% of the global turnover of the business, whichever is higher.

The passage of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023 is a major step forward for the protection of privacy in India. The bill provides a comprehensive framework for the collection, use, and sharing of personal data. It also gives individuals more control over their personal data.

The bill is expected to come into force in the next few months. It will be important to monitor how the DPA implements the law and to ensure that it is effective in protecting the privacy of individuals.