Digital Personal Data Protection Bill: Keeping in mind the safety of the data related to the person, the Central Government has prepared a new strategy, which will benefit the general public. The Government of India has introduced the draft Digital Personal Data Bill 2022. The Act aims to provide regulation for digital personal data. This is the right of the public to the protection of their personal data and the need to process personal data for a lawful purpose.
Union Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnav said, “Want to know your views on the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022.”
Seeking your views on draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022.
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The previous data protection bill was scrapped during the parliamentary monsoon session earlier this year. Now the ministry has changed its name to Personal Data Protection Bill, which completely emphasizes the laws related to user data.
These things will be important
Some of the most important things in this draft revolve around social media and other tech companies. The Digital Personal Data Bill states that the entity collecting the data must stop retaining the personal data or as soon as it is reasonable to believe that the personal data can be associated with the particular data principal as the primary purpose , it should be removed. It also states that users’ data should not be retained unless required for legal or business purposes.
Permission will also have to be taken for biometric data
The new Personal Data Protection Bill also gives full rights to the owner of the biometric data. Even if an employer were to require biometric data of an employee to mark attendance, they would explicitly require consent from the employee.
The new Personal Data Protection Bill will affect it
The new Personal Data Protection Bill will affect KYC data. Restrictions require completion of KYC process every time a savings account is opened. The data collected under this process also comes under the purview of the new Data Protection Bill. Bank will be required to maintain KYC data for a period not exceeding six months after account closure.
There is also a new set of rules for collecting and retaining personal data of children. The entity seeking the data will require the consent of a parent or guardian to access the data. Social media companies will also have to ensure that children’s data is not being tracked for targeted ads.