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Data protection bill: Five MPs file dissent notes in final report

The Congress’s Jairam Ramesh, Manish Tewari and Gaurav Gogoi, and the TMC’s Derek O’Brien and Mahua Moitra filed the dissent notes with committee chairperson PP Chaudhury on Monday after the 30-member panel adopted the report's final version ahead of Parliament’s Winter Session.

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh filed his note contesting the exemptions to the government under Section 35 of the data protection bill. (Agencies)
Congress MP Jairam Ramesh filed his note contesting the exemptions to the government under Section 35 of the data protection bill. (Agencies)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 12:39 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Data protection bill: Panel calls for strict rules for firms, leeways for govt

The JPC was set up in 2019 to take up the personal data protection bill after parliamentarians were divided over several provisions of the law meant to give a legal shape to the Right to Privacy after it was made a fundamental right by the Supreme Court in 2017.

The report will be tabled for discussion in the Parliament session beginning November 29, following which the government will reintroduce the bill.(AFP)
The report will be tabled for discussion in the Parliament session beginning November 29, following which the government will reintroduce the bill.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 23, 2021 01:04 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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