wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

JPC wants until Monsoon Session to submit report on Data Protection Bill

On Thursday, the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the Personal Data Protection Bill will seek additional time to submit its report during the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament. According to the Lok Sabha’s List of Business for March 25, P.P. Chaudhary, Member of Parliament from the Bharatiya Janata Party and a member of the JPC, will move a motion seeking an extension of JPC’s deadline up to the first week of the Monsoon Session.

When the Meenakashi Lekhi-led committee was constituted in December 20t19, the report had to be submitted by the last week of the Budget Session 2020; Lekhi had asked for an extension for the second week of the Monsoon Session of 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the Committee’s proceedings, although it has managed to hold several meetings and hear from multiple stakeholders.

Dates for the Monsoon Session have not been announced yet.

The Committee currently has 28 members, 19 from Lok Sabha, 9 from Rajya Sabha and one vacancy. So far it has conducted meetings with Facebook, Airtel, Jio, Ola, Uber, Truecaller, Amazon, Twitter, Google, Paytm, PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, iSPIRT, to name a few. It has also met with several thinktanks including ASSOCHAM and Kalam Centre, law firm L&L Law Firm, among others.

Read our coverage of the JPC here

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Read more 

Written By

I cover health, policy issues such as intermediary liability, data governance, internet shutdowns, and more. Hit me up for tips.

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

Looking at the definition of health data, it is difficult to verify whether health IDs are covered by the Bill.

News

The accession to the Convention brings many advantages, but it could complicate the Brazilian stance at the BRICS and UN levels.

News

In light of the state's emerging digital healthcare apparatus, how does Clause 12 alter the consent and purpose limitation model?

News

The collective implication of leaving out ‘proportionality’ from Clause 12 is to provide very wide discretionary powers to the state.

News

The latest draft is also problematic for companies or service providers that have nothing to with children's data.

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ