Upto ₹500 crore penalty for non-compliance, easy cross-border data transfer: The new Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022

While India will finally have a data protection legislation to secure the right to privacy of its citizens, data protection advocates have raised concerns over the powers given to the executive.

The revised Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 released by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for public consultation has proposed fines of up to ₹500 crore for non-compliance and has eased cross-border transfer of data to certain countries. 

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