When the EU General Data Protection Regulation was first introduced in 2016, 12 countries were deemed adequate by the European Commission. In 2019, a new draft of the Indian data protection framework was announced and has been referred to the Joint Parliamentary Committee for further action. “It’s highly imperative the committee considers whether the bill in its current state will enable India to request a new adequacy assessment from the EU,” writes Shweta Reddy. D, CIPP/US, in a piece for Privacy Perspectives. She also looks at how the commission’s adequacy decision on Japan serves as a benchmark for India’s current status.
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