Digital Personal Data Protection Bill Passed in India’s Lok Sabha

  • The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023, granting potential censorship powers to the Centre, was approved in Lok Sabha.
  • The bill permits the government and private entities to process citizens’ data without explicit consent for reasons of national security, offering services, and employment-related matters.
  • Concerns have arisen over the possible dilution of the Right to Information Act and the restrictions it might place on data released under RTI requests.
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