17 Aug First Draft of India’s Personal Data Protection Bill Released
India released this week the first draft of its Personal Data Protection Bill 2018, which is the country’s first comprehensive data protection regulation.
Currently being reviewed by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the bill seeks to outline the requirements and limitations for the lawful collection and processing of personal data.
Similar to the GDPR, the bill gives certain rights to data principals, such as the right to confirmation and access, the right to correction, the right to data portability, and the right to be forgotten. It also requires the creation of the Data Protection Authority of India, a regulatory agency that will be given the authority to investigate and penalize entities that fail to comply with the law.
Source: National Law Review