Earlier today, NASSCOM and DSCI conducted its first round of member consultations, seeking views on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (Bill).
The Bill which was introduced in the Parliament on 11 December 2019, has been referred to a Joint Select Committee of both houses of Parliament (the motion introduced in the Parliament for the constitution of the Joint Select Committee can be accessed here.). The Joint Select Committee is required to submit its report in the last week of the Budget Session in 2020.
The event saw active participation from our members, who recognised that there were certain improvements in the Bill over the last public version. However, there remained certain areas of concern, as well as provisions where further clarity will be required.
We look forward to receiving detailed inputs from all members.
The full-text of the Bill can be accessed here. Further, a brief presentation on the key changes in the Bill has been attached.