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India Passes New Digital Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDPB) Putting Users’ Privacy First
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India Passes New Digital Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDPB) Putting Users’ Privacy First

Following its unanimous passage by both chambers of parliament last week, the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDPB) received the assent of Indian President Droupadi Murmu on Friday, signalling a significant advancement in the protection of individuals' personal information. The Indian government stated that the bill "allows for the processing of digital personal data in a manner that recognises both the rights of the individuals to protect their personal data and the need to process such personal data for lawful purposes and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto." Months after the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) published a draught of the bill in November 2022, the long-awaited data protection law has finally been passed read more I...