Upcoming Indian Data Protection Bill may lower age of consent, exempt certain firms from kids’ privacy norms

  • The upcoming Bill is expected to enable the government to lower the data-processing consent age from 18 and exempt companies from additional child-protection obligations if they handle data verifiably safely.
  • These changes align with western regulations and respond to long-standing industry requests to mitigate disruption triggered by obtaining parental consent for users under 18.
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