The Union Cabinet’s approval of the draft Digital Personal Data Protection Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDP Bill) on July 5, 2023, signifies an important milestone in India’s journey towards establishing a comprehensive data protection framework.
The bill is expected to be tabled before the monsoon session of the Parliament session this month, and whilst, we will follow the developments as well as assess whether the DPDP Bill will include the public recommendations which the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology would have gathered during the November 2022 consultation stage, the DPDP Bill is undeniably a simplified version compared to its predecessors.
Once enacted, the DPDP Bill:
As disruptive technologies like generative AI, large language models, and natural language processing continue to advance, one can only hope that the DPDP Bill, which claims to have incorporated the best practices adopted from various international personal data protection laws, upholds the underlying principles of privacy as a fundamental right and the autonomy and neutrality of the regulatory bodies involved.
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