Proposed Data Protection Legislation in India- White Paper released

Justice B.N. Srikishna Committee constituted on 31st July 2017 to draft a “Privacy Act” for India has come out with a white paper for pubic comments. The 243 page report is now in public domain and seeks public response to every angle of the proposed legislation.

The white paper draws heavily from the GDPR as could be expected and has made frequent references to the Supreme Court judgement on Privacy in the Puttaswamy case.

The deadline for submission of comments is 31st December 2017. Presently the web link suggested for online submission returns a 404 error and hopefully it would be corrected soon.

Written responses can be sent to : In case you wish to submit written comments/feedback, same may be sent to: Shri Rakesh Maheshwari, Scientist G & Group Co-ordinator, Cyber laws, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY),Electronics Niketan, 6, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi- 110003. will be analysing the suggestions made and provide its comments and suggestions on the website in due course.

Public are welcome to send their responses for the comments.


About Vijayashankar Na

Naavi is a veteran Cyber Law specialist in India and is presently working from Bangalore as an Information Assurance Consultant. Pioneered concepts such as ITA 2008 compliance, Naavi is also the founder of Cyber Law College, a virtual Cyber Law Education institution. He now has been focusing on the projects such as Secure Digital India and Cyber Insurance
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