The government plans to grant all residents a right to privacy and establish a data protection authority (DPA) to rule on issues involving privacy and impose penalties for violations, The Economic Times reports. Under the draft “Right to Privacy” bill, the DPA will investigate data breaches and issue orders to protect those affected. The draft bill also prohibits “covert surveillance of individuals which leads to breach of their privacy, unless authorized by law.” Exemptions to the bill have been proposed for national safety or security and maintenance of public order.
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