Data Protection Bill: Hopes to pass new legislation by budget session, says Vaishnaw

NEW DELHI: After removing the private information security billgovernment hopes to get new laws passed by fund session of parliament, union minister Ashwini Vaishnaw cited Wednesday.
The federal government on Wednesday withdrew the private information security bill from the Lok Sabha. The Joint Committee on the Private Information Security Bill2019, led by BJP member PP Chaudhary, had filed its report in Lok Sabha on December 16, 2021.
Vaishnaw told PTI that the joint committee provided an excellent report in which they made 81 very useful amendments in a bill of 99 sections.
“In addition to that, there are 12 additional main suggestions. So with that as a background, there was no way however to place a contemporary draft.
“Without compromising any of the ideas of confidentiality or the judgment of the SC…we now have a new project ready. We have now completed the Parliament process immediately and very quickly we will move the new draft through the approval process. Very soon, hopefully, by the Fund session, we will still be able to deliver the new regulations,” Vaishnaw said.
Minister of State for Electronics and Computing, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said the government will provide a comprehensive framework protecting all facets of the digital financial system with dedicated guidelines for information privacy, the growth of applied sciences and information governance framework.
According to the sources, the following model of the bill with the modification of the IT law, the national information governance framework, etc., will probably be placed in the Parliament to manage all the problems with the IT sector, including privacy. informations.
Chandrasekhar said the model invoice filed by the Joint Committee of Parliament (JCP) covered general points that needed to be dealt with under various guidelines and were not specific to confidentiality of information.
“After extensive deliberation and review of the report, he found that there was a need for a complete overhaul of the legal guidelines and guidelines, given some of the JCP’s comments and the growing challenges and alternatives that the current challenges and future alternatives that arise here,” the minister said.
The bill was withdrawn after Cabinet approval.
Chandrasekhar said the JCP report recognizes many points and challenges that could be part of the update with digital ecosystems.
“These are clearly points that fall outside the realm of privacy and clearly catalyze the need for a process of reflection with the government. We would like to have a more complete overview of all parts of the case law, legal guidelines, guidelines and framework that may be needed to further develop the innovation ecosystem and the digital financial system,” said the minister.
The JCP model of the bill looked at various facets, including essential social media intermediaries, private and non-personal information, trusted {material}, etc., which fall outside the scope of various legal guidelines and jurisdictions .
“Basically the decision was immediately to pull that out and very quickly come back with a framework of final legal guidelines, but a full framework of legal guidelines will likely be released to manage all of the considerations,” Chandrasekhar said.
The federal government will now simultaneously work on the amendment of the IT law, information security, national information governance framework, cybersecurity, etc., and table them in Parliament.
“The citizen will continue to have the basic right to privacy as dominated by the supreme courtroom. The withdrawal of the bill has no influence on the elementary property of the residents,” said Chandrasekhar.
IT industry players who played a crucial role in the data security bill appreciated the federal government’s decision to withdraw the bill and asked to participate in the current bill’s sessional process.
A dozen companies from our organizations had written to Vaishnaw that the implementation of the IT security bill proposed, as very useful by the parliamentary panel, would significantly degrade the business environment in India and reduce the flow of funding to India. foreign.
Meta in a regulatory submission in February mentioned that information security payments offered in countries like India could improve the cost and complexity of delivering its services.
“New laws or regulations that prohibit our ability to collect and use information about minors may also limit our promotional companies or our ability to provide services and products to minors in certain jurisdictions,” he said.
Web Freedom Basis (IFF) mentioned that the bill was withdrawn after 4 years of deliberation.
“We are watching these developments carefully and hope that the ministry will use this opportunity to manage the many criticisms of the bill made by various stakeholders during the session,” the IFF said.

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