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Unveiling of Landmark Digital Personal Data Protection Bill Marks a New Era in Indian Data Privacy


In the Digital Era, Privacy is No Longer a Luxury; It’s a Right.

NEW DELHI — The much-anticipated Digital Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDP) was formally tabled in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, marking a significant milestone in India’s efforts to safeguard citizens’ personal data in the digital age.

The DPDP bill outlines comprehensive guidelines for the collection, processing, and safeguarding of personal data, creating a robust framework for businesses and organizations across India. This legislation is a crucial response to the growing digital economy and the vast amounts of personal data that are collected and processed every day.

Fulfilling its aim to protect the rights of individuals, the DPDP Bill mandates explicit consent for data collection and mandates stringent safeguards to protect against misuse of personal information. It also provides for data portability and the right to be forgotten, empowering individuals with control over their data.

The Bill also introduces hefty penalties for violations. Businesses found in breach of the proposed law could face fines of up to ₹250 crore, reflecting the seriousness of the government’s stance on data privacy.

“This is a significant step forward in establishing a data protection framework in India,” said a leading data privacy expert. “The hefty penalties serve as a deterrent, ensuring organizations take data privacy seriously.”

The DPDP Bill is seen as a critical step in shaping India’s digital future, setting a high standard for data privacy while promoting a culture of transparency, security, and accountability in the handling of personal data.

As India continues to expand its digital footprint, the introduction of the DPDP marks an important step in ensuring personal data’s secure and respectful management.

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