Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022:
The Union Government has released a revised personal data protection bill, now called the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022.
- The Bill has been introduced after 3 months of the withdrawal of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.
- Principles of the 2022 Bill:
- First Principle: Usage of personal data by organisations must be done in a manner that is lawful, fair to the individuals concerned and transparent to individuals.
- Second:Personal data must only be used for the purposes for which it was collected.
- The third principle talks of data minimisation.
- The fourth principle puts an emphasis on data accuracy when it comes to collection.
- The fifth principle talks of how personal data that is collected cannot be “stored perpetually by default” and storage should be limited to a fixed duration.
- The sixth principle says that there should be reasonable safeguards to ensure there is “no unauthorized collection or processing of personal data”.
- Seventh principle states that “the person who decides the purpose and means of the processing of personal data should be accountable for such processing”.