Ministry of Electronics & IT Protection OF Private Data Posted On: 27 JUL 2022 2:47PM by PIB Delhi Privacy is a fundamental right as de
Ministry of Electronics & IT
Protection OF Private Data
Posted On: 27 JUL 2022 2:47PM by PIB Delhi
Privacy is a fundamental right as declared by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Subsequently, the Government introduced “The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019” in Parliament during the winter session in the year 2019. The Bill was referred to the Joint Committee of Parliament that has tabled its report in Parliament on 16.12.2021. The report and the Bill are under examination.
Further, Section 43A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the Information Technology (Reasonable security practices and procedures and sensitive personal data or information) Rules, 2011 provide safeguards for sensitive personal data or information collected. The Rules mandate that body corporate including social media platforms must provide policy for privacy and disclosure of such information. Also, section 72A of the IT Act provides for punishment for disclosure of information in breach of the lawful contract.
Section 43A of the Act also provides for compensation to be paid to the affected users by the body corporate for failure to protect sensitive personal information causing wrongful gain or wrongful loss to any person.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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