The Union Cabinet has granted approval for the draft of the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill 2023 to be presented in the upcoming monsoon session of Parliament. The bill incorporates nearly all the provisions from the previous draft issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for public consultation. The proposed legislation does not offer government entities a blanket exemption, and entities found in violation of the bill’s norms may face penalties of up to ₹250 crore per instance of non-compliance.
- The draft of the DPDP bill has received approval from the Union Cabinet.
- The bill will be tabled in the forthcoming monsoon session of Parliament.
- Government entities will not be granted a blanket exemption under the proposed law.
- Violations of the bill’s norms may result in penalties of up to ₹250 crore.
The source revealed that the Data Protection Board will have the authority to resolve disputes, while citizens will be able to seek compensation through civil court proceedings. Once the law is implemented, individuals will have the right to obtain information regarding the collection, storage, and processing of their personal data.
The monsoon session of Parliament is scheduled to take place from July 20 to August 11.
|Key Highlights||Date and Time|
|Data Protection Bill approved by Union Cabinet||July 5, 2023, 05:38 PM IST|
|Bill to be tabled in upcoming monsoon session||July 20 to August 11, 2023|
|No blanket exemption for government entities||N/A|
|Penalties of up to ₹250 crore for violations||N/A|