Governance & Risk Management , Privacy , Standards, Regulations & Compliance

The Essentials of India's New Data Protection Bill

Former Supreme Court Judge Discusses Importance of Privacy and Secure Data Transfer
B.N. Srikrishna, former justice, Supreme Court of India

The proposed Personal Data Protection and Privacy Bill, which was tabled in the Indian Parliament, needs to guarantee the fundamental right of privacy and have a methodology to establish a secure data flow across the border, under Section 17 of the IT Act, said retired Justice B.N. Srikrishna.

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Srikrishna, a former judge of the Supreme Court of India and chairman of the Data Protection Committee, said the government needs to improve privacy laws, guarantee privacy as a fundamental right and provide clarity on the independence of the proposed data protection board in establishing cross-border data movement.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at ISMG's Dynamic CISO Excellence Awards and Conference, Srikrishna also discusses:

  • Why the new law needs to comply with Article 21 of the IT Act;
  • Critical aspects of the proposed new bill;
  • The need for data localization.

Srikrishna is chair of the Data Protection Committee that proposed a data protection framework for India. He also serves as chairperson of the Advisory Committee on Individual Insolvency and Bankruptcy.

About the Author

Geetha Nandikotkur

Geetha Nandikotkur

Vice President - Conferences, Asia, Middle East and Africa, ISMG

Nandikotkur is an award-winning journalist with over 20 years of experience in newspapers, audiovisual media, magazines and research. She has an understanding of technology and business journalism and has moderated several roundtables and conferences, in addition to leading mentoring programs for the IT community. Prior to joining ISMG, Nandikotkur worked for 9.9 Media as a group editor for CIO & Leader, IT Next and CSO Forum.

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