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An Assessment of the JPC Report on PDP Bill, 2019

This article assesses various changes to the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 proposed by a Joint Parliamentary Committee in the Data Protection Bill, 2021. The article points to the possible shortcomings of the JPC proposal and makes suggestions to strengthen the Data Protection Bill, 2021.

Designing an Effective Data Protection Regulator

The revised Personal Data Protection Bill, expected to be tabled in the current monsoon session of Parliament, is a significant move towards India’s first dedicated personal data protection legislation. One of the proposals is a data protection authority, a cross-sectoral regulator that will significantly influence the Indian regulatory landscape. Against the backdrop of these developments, the author seeks to draw out the appropriate regulatory design keeping in mind essential questions of India’s existing regulatory capacity, framework, and jurisprudence.

 

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