In the Data Protection Bill, the word ‘privacy’ is used once whereas the words ‘security’ and ‘technology’ are mentioned close to 50 times. This is a subtle indicator of where the priorities of the government lie”, said Dr D Dhanuraj, Chairman, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR).
He was speaking at a panel discussion on “Data Security for a Digital Century: Conversations on Personal Data Protection Bill 2019” organised byCentre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) in partnership with Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) to kindle a conversation on the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019, on February 27, 2020. The Bill was introduced in the Parliament of India to protect informational privacy of individuals.
An expert committee led by Justice BN Shrikrishna, following the judgement of the Indian Supreme Court in Puttaswamy v/s UOI, worked on this new law.