On December 11, 2019, the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 (“PDP Bill”) was introduced in the lower house of the Parliament, Lok Sabha. On the same day, the members of the Lok Sabha passed a motion to refer the PDP Bill to a joint committee of both the houses of the Indian Parliament (“JPC”). On the next day i.e. December 12, 2019, the upper house, Rajya Sabha concurred with the motion and the PDP Bill was referred to the JPC.
The report of the JPC on the PDP Bill (“Report”) was expected on the first day of the last week of the budget session, 2020. However, this deadline was extended 6 (six) times.
On December 16, 2021, after extensive deliberation over 78 (seventy eight) sittings over a course of approximately 2 (two) years, under the chairmanship of Mr. P.P. Chaudhary, the JPC laid its Report before the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.
Before finalising the Report, the JPC:
Please find a copy of the Report here.
This update has been contributed by Vinod Jospeh (Partner) and Anurag Prasad (Associate).
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