One year after a draft of India’s Personal Data Protection Bill was sent to Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, it has yet to be tabled in Parliament, The Quint reports. A 10-member Srikrishna Committee was formed in 2017 to prepare a draft of the bill; however, dozens of requests for information on its meetings and public consultations have been denied. Attempts to glean information from a November 2017 consultation held by the committee and another conducted by the Electronics and IT Ministry have been shot down over confidentiality concerns. “What we want to know are the points and issues raised in the public submissions. If the Ministry wants it can [anonymize] the information but at least inform us what has been discussed,” Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Gowda said.
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