Ashwini Vaishnaw: Parliamentary standing committee has approved the data protection bill

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Ashwini Vaishnaw: The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Communications and Information Technology has given the updated draft of the data protection law a “thumbs up,” according to Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Thursday. Vaishnaw, a former bureaucrat turned politician who currently oversees the IT ministry, claimed that the committee was given a draft of the updated data protection bill.

“I would like to convey some good news that the Parliamentary Standing Committee on IT and Communications… before this bill is taken to the Parliament, they have given a great thumbs up,” Ashwini Vaishnaw remarked while speaking at the annual NTLF here.

After a number of revisions recommended by a Joint Parliamentary Committee in 2021, the government withdrew an earlier version of the same measure and pledged to introduce a new one, which it did late last year. The bill needs to be passed as soon as possible, according to Debjani Ghosh, head of the IT industry organization Nasscom, who expressed optimism that it will do so this year.

Ashwini Vaishnaw claimed that when it comes to technological restrictions, the world is currently in a complex state in which every nation is approaching the problem differently. He continued, saying that India’s strategy will be to keep her aspirations in mind while making a decision and navigate the environment accordingly. He added that no country should mimic the rules of another when creating its own laws.

According to Vaishnaw, who attended the World Economic Forum in Davos in January, there is more confidence in India on the international scene. In order to successfully integrate their goods and services into the global supply chain, he warned Indian companies not to overpromise and to exercise caution.

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