Data Protection Bill: Cabinet approves draft, to be tabled in Parliament soon

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The Union Cabinet has approved the final draft of the Data Protection Bill, 2022. The bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament soon.

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The bill is designed to regulate the collection, use, and storage of personal data by businesses and government agencies. It would create a new data protection authority, which would be responsible for enforcing the law.

The bill has been met with mixed reactions from privacy advocates and industry groups. Some privacy advocates have criticized the bill for not going far enough, while others have said that it is too restrictive.

The government has said that the bill is a balanced approach to protecting the privacy of individuals while also allowing businesses to innovate and grow.

The approval of the Data Protection Bill is a significant step forward for data protection in India. The bill, if passed, would be a major step in protecting the privacy of individuals in India.

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