Strengthening the Joint Parliamentary Committee process on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019

The Joint Parliamentary Committee for Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is considering a revolutionary legislative proposal. To strengthen its process we request that the JPC work within its mandate and not consider extraneous issues, and that it consider more consultations with civil society.

Security incidents and the Personal Data Protection Bill. Need to do more and do better.

The recent BigBasket data breach was the most recent example of a spate of security incidents that have plagued the country recently. As work becomes more and more digital, the legislative framework for cyber security must be strengthened by strengthening the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.

Ensuring security and the protection of privacy in data centres

IFF has sent its comments to the MEITY on the Draft Data Centre Policy. In our comments we highlighted four issues we feel the policy must address: adequate security standards, safeguards for user privacy, firm regulatory oversight, and the unecessary imposition of ESMA.

Focusing the draft Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Policy towards the delivery of justice

In our comments to the Niti Aayog’s draft report, we have highlighted three issues that we felt the draft ODR policy must address: inclusion and access, adequate privacy protections, and the need for governmental oversight.