How does infringement happen?
Taking a big step regarding the way in which the news of data leakage often comes to the fore, the government had started the exercise of Data Protection Bill. The purpose of this bill is that the information related to people, which is taken on online platforms, through applications or on any other platform, should not be leaked and the information provided by people should be safe. The way the news of selling personal data of people to different companies comes to the fore, there can be a ban on it after the introduction of this bill.
strict bill prepared
Talking about the Data Protection Bill, in this bill the government had consulted experts according to its own, information related to data protection of many countries has been taken. Also, emphasis has been laid on taking the permission of the users before sharing the data with anyone. The rules regarding this have been made very strict. According to the Indian Constitution, the right to privacy is considered a fundamental right, which is why the government is taking the Data Protection Bill very seriously.
Data will be stored in India only
Talking about August 2017, the Supreme Court had given a decision, the court had said that no personal data can be shared without permission. According to this bill, any data will be stored only in India, data cannot be stored or secured outside the country. Talking in detail about the Personal Data Bill, this draft has been prepared under the chairmanship of former Supreme Court judge DN Srikrishna. In this bill, it has been ensured to secure the name, photo, address etc. of the people. Rules have been made regarding the security of government identity cards like Aadhaar card, PAN card, voter ID card, license etc.
Purpose of protecting sensitive information
Along with this, in this bill, it has been said to protect the data which is related to the personal life of the people. What are people buying, which movies are they watching. Financial transactions, biometrics, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, political opinions, etc. have been considered sensitive in this bill. When personal data is used with any company, that data can only be used for the relevant work and cannot be used for any other work.
The government can use this data in case of national security. The government can also use this information to prevent any crime, take legal action etc. Along with this, this information can be used in the field of research and journalism. A national level authority has been constituted to secure this data, it will keep an eye on those who violate data protection. Strict action can be taken against those who violate the rules, there is also a provision of punishment of up to five years.