Big Brother on top in data protection bill10 min read 12 Dec 2019, 09:37 PM IST
The data protection bill protects an individual’s data from private firms, but gives the government sweeping powers
It is important to note that the law in itself doesn’t protect citizens’ data. The degree of protection would depend on the enforcement of the proposed rules
The long-awaited data protection bill tabled by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Parliament on Wednesday begins on a promising note: “The provisions of this Act," reads the bill, “shall apply to the processing of personal data by the State, any Indian company, any citizen of India" and goes on to list rules that empower individuals to take control of their information.
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