Controversies in The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019: An Analysis of Government Exemptions, Data Localization, and The Right to be Forgotten

  • Ashish Chaturvedi
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  • Ashish Chaturvedi

    Student at IMS, Noida, India

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The paper analyzes the controversial aspects of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in India. It begins by providing background and context on the bill and the importance of analyzing its controversial provisions. It then delves into the government exemptions in the bill and the potential implications for citizens' privacy rights and government surveillance. The paper also discusses the data localization requirements in the bill, the arguments for and against data localization, and its impact on businesses and the Indian economy. It provides a comparative analysis of data localization policies in other countries. The right to be forgotten provision in the bill is also analyzed, including criticisms from privacy advocates and experts, its potential impact on freedom of expression and access to information, and a comparison with similar policies in other countries. The paper concludes with a summary of key findings and analysis, recommendations for improving the bill's controversial provisions, and implications for data protection policy in India and globally. Overall, this paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 and its controversial aspects, contributing to the ongoing discussion on privacy and data protection in India.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 3, Page 803 - 816


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