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After 81 amendments, Personal data protection bill withdrawn

NEW DELHI: After proposing 81 amendments, The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2021 has been withdrawn. The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2021 which aimed to protect for protection of personal data of individuals, and establish data protection authority is been withdrawn by the government on Wednesday soon after a parliamentary committee suggested 81 changes.

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The bill was introduced on December 11, 2021. The action to withdraw the bill was passed through a voice vote. Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw moved the action in the Lok sabha in order to withdraw the bill.

Personal data is the data that correlates to characteristics, traits, or aspects of identity, that can be used to identify an individual.

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The Bill categorises specific personal data as sensitive personal data. It incorporates financial data, biometric data, caste, religious or political beliefs, or any other category of data specified by the government, in consultation with the Authority and the concerned sectoral controller.

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