Private Information Safety Invoice 2019 Referred to Joint Parliamentary Committee


The Private Information Safety Invoice, 2019, which was launched in Lok Sabha within the winter session final 12 months, has been referred to a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) of each the Homes. The JPC has been constituted below the chairmanship of New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi for examination and report.

“It has been determined to hunt views and options on the Invoice from people and associations and our bodies involved,” the Lok Sabha Secretariat mentioned in a press release on Thursday.

These desirous of submitting their views and options to the Committee might ship two copies of their written memoranda and options both in English or Hindi on the topic to the Director, Lok Sabha Secretariat or e-mail at or at inside three weeks from the date of publication, the assertion mentioned.

The memoranda submitted to the committee would type a part of the data of the committee and can be handled as “confidential and would benefit from the privilege of the committee”, it mentioned.

“Those that want to seem earlier than the Committee, apart from submitting Memoranda, are additionally requested to particularly point out so. Nonetheless, the Committee’s choice on this regard shall be closing.”

Union Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, whereas introducing the Private Information Safety Invoice, 2019, within the Lok Sabha on December 11, introduced that the draft Invoice empowers the federal government to ask firms together with Fb, Google and others for anonymised private knowledge and non-personal knowledge.

“By this knowledge safety, we (authorities) is safeguarding the rights of Indians. As per the structure of the Invoice, if knowledge is taken with out consent of the person, you’ll undergo a penalty,” Prasad mentioned.

There was a buzz when the Invoice’s newest model was launched within the Lok Sabha, particularly the supply looking for to permit using private and non-personal knowledge of customers in some instances, particularly when nationwide safety is concerned.

A number of authorized specialists have already red-flagged the problem and mentioned the supply will give the federal government unaccounted entry to private knowledge of customers within the nation. It’s learnt that the Invoice defines private knowledge as data that may assist in the identification of a person and has traits, traits and different options of an individual’s identification.


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