The parliamentary group will buy time to submit a report on the data protection bill to the People’s Chamber

The long-awaited report on the Personal Data Protection Act will be further postponed and will now be submitted to Parliament in the last week of the ongoing winter meeting, as the joint committee that is studying it has sought to postpone its submission.

The committee will move tomorrow, December 1st, in Lok Sabha to seek to extend the reporting period to the last week of the ongoing winter meeting.

PP Chaudhary, chairman of the joint parliamentary committee of the bill, will move the bill tomorrow in Lok Sabha.

The winter meeting began on November 29 and will last until December 23, 2021.

After two years of discussion, the joint parliamentary committee passed a draft report on the bill last week.

“This court extend to the last week of the 2021 winter parliament, that is, the time to submit the report of the Joint Committee on the Personal Data Protection Act of 2019,” Lok Sabha’s revised business list, read on December 1.

The draft bill aims to regulate the use of personal data by the government and private companies.

The parliamentary joint committee was in December 2019, when the then Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad (Ravi Shankar Prasad) introduced the bill in Lok Sabha on December 11, 2019. The bill was in protest by the parties Was sent to it for consideration on its various clauses.

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The Personal Data Protection Act of 2019 aims to protect the personal data of individuals and establish a data protection agency for this purpose.

The joint committee is expected to submit a report on the bill at the budget meeting earlier this year, but its chairman, BJP member Mr. Chowdhury, proposed a motion in July to extend to the parliament’s winter meeting to submit its report. motion. report.

This is the fifth time the group’s term has been extended. Before that, after its former chairman BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi became a central government minister, the group was unable to submit a report.

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