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Union Cabinet clears Personal Data Protection Bill


Union Cabinet clears Personal Data Protection Bill



The Union Cabinet has cleared the Personal Data Protection Bill for introduction in the current session of Parliament.

The Bill could be introduced in either house of the Parliament in the current Winter Session which will conclude on December 13.

The Bill will provide details on collection and storage of personal data and its usage, individual users' consent and the penalties for misuse of data.

The draft bill, titled The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018 was modelled by an expert group headed by former Supreme Court judge BN Srikrishna.

Other decisions taken today in the Union Cabinet:


Approved Bharat Bond Exchange Traded Fund

Approves the withdrawal of Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019

Conversion of three Sanskrit deemed to be Universities into Central Universities

Union Cabinet approves land monetisation at Pragati Maidan (Delhi) to build a 5-star hotel