Government considers Joint Parliamentary Committee report on Data Protection Bill: sources
The central government will not table the data protection bill in the ongoing monsoon parliamentary session.
A government official told CNBC-TV18 that the Center was studying a report from a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) on the bill.
According to sources, the government is considering measures to ease startups and is also planning to introduce changes to the Information Technology Act and the Competition Act. The Center also plans to roll out a national data governance framework policy, the official said.
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Later, several associations representing the information and communications technology industry in India and companies around the world made recommendations to the ministry on the report. Some of these include separating personal and non-personal data, eliminating location requirements for sensitive and critical personal data, and establishing clear parameters for government access to data.
(Edited by : Nishta Pandey)