Hefty fines of Rs 50-250 crores can be imposed on entities for breaching privacy

The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill passed in Lok Sabha

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New Delhi – The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha with a voice vote amidst the Manipur violence chaos. According to the Bill, if there is concrete evidence that the personal digital data of the public has been compromised or misused, the respective organisation will be liable to pay a substantial penalty ranging from Rs 50-250 crore.

Union Information Technology Minister Ashwini Vaishnav presented this Bill in the Lok Sabha. Vaishnav highlighted that the primary aim of this Bill is to safeguard the private information of Indian citizens. Six years after the Supreme Court declared the ‘Right to Privacy’ act as a fundamental right, the Bill was successfully passed.