India's proposed Personal Data Protection Bill is now in the hands of a 30-member Joint Parliamentary Committee, which is expected to review the bill and submit a report with its findings in January. The legislation creates a data protection authority, requires technology companies to obtain explicit permission for most uses of personal data and allows citizens more ownership over their personal data. It also enables the central government to exempt government agencies from the bill's requirements. In a piece for Privacy Tracker, IAPP Staff Writer Jennifer Bryant has the latest on the bill, as well as a comparison to the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
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