EGI flags concerns over India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Bill

  • The Editors Guild of India (EGI) has raised concerns about the proposed Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, notably its lack of exemptions for journalistic activities.
  • EGI expressed worry over provisions potentially conflicting with public interest reporting, the Bill’s bypassing of the democratic process, and the absence of surveillance reform.
  • The Guild has urged the IT Ministry and Speaker of the Lok Sabha to reconsider and deliberate on the DPDP Bill provisions.
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