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Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022

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”.