While we’ve been covering the Citizenship Amendment Bill that got passed in both the houses of the Parliament, there’s another bill to be concerned about — the Personal Data Protection Bill.
Now, the government has been pushing for a digital India, and India has more than 600 million internet users, but the country lacks something very important — laws to protect our personal data.
Two years after a bill on data protection was drafted with the intension of protecting citizen’s data and preventing misuse, it was introduced in the Lok Sabha.
However, people are worried that it may not serve the purpose at all and, in fact, lead to government surveillance on citizens.
Let’s dive into the details of the Bill in The Big Story where, with the help of experts, we understand what the criticism against the Bill is all about and why it has potential for misuse.