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Daily Dashboard | India's data protection bill clears Parliament, awaits presidential assent Related reading: Osano acquires WireWheel



  • India's upper house of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha, passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 9 Aug., following the Lok Sabha's prior approval of the legislation, MoneyControl News reports. The bill awaits President Draupadi Murmu's assent. The original bill, introduced in 2018 and tabled in 2019, was ultimately withdrawn by the government in 2022 and reintroduced as the DPDPB.
  • India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology released an overview of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill's "salient features," including data fiduciary obligations, data subject rights, grounding principals and innovative features.
  • In an interview with Bloomberg Television, Minister for Railways, Communications, Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw said the DPDPB "is intended to help the domestic industry flourish and shouldn't increase the burden on Big Tech companies."

Editor's note: IAPP News Editor Joe Duball reported on the bill's key provisions upon its reintroduction to Parliament.


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