The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023 was introduced in the Lok Sabha. The Bill holds provisions for the processing of digital personal data in a manner that recognizes both the right of individuals to protect their personal data and the need to process such personal data for lawful purposes.
- The bill says A person may process the personal data of an individual for a lawful purpose on the basis of their consent and for certain legitimate uses.
- The bill will help in setting up the Data Protection Board of India to inquire into the matter and impose a penalty.
- The bill includes a penalty of 250 crore rupees that can be imposed in case of a breach in observing the obligation of the data fiduciary of personal data.
- The Bill notes that individuals have the right to correction, completion, updating, and erasure of their personal data to which they have previously given consent.