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Modi government clamps down on information leaking companies! New data security bill will come in the budget session

Digital Personal Data Protection Bill: To keep digital data safe, the Modi government is going to bring Digital Personal Data Protection Bill in the budget session of Parliament next year. The purpose of the bill is to protect private digital data from being leaked. The bill provides that if a company, e-commerce platform or digital payment app leaks or shares the information given by you without the permission of any person, then it can be fined up to Rs 500 crore. Could.

These include personal information related to the person, such as your name, address, bank account, mobile number and Aadhaar number, which are usually used for different purposes in digital form. For example, if you have given any information online to use a digital payment platform like Paytm, then Paytm cannot share it with any other platform unless you have given permission on your behalf. If Paytm does this without your permission, then a fine of up to Rs 500 crore can be imposed on it.

Complaint can be made by e-mail.

On the other hand, if this happens to a person, then he can complain about it to the Data Security Board through e-mail. A provision has been made in the bill to constitute this board. After receiving the complaint, the board will investigate your complaint and if found correct, fine can be imposed on the company.

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No company is exempted from provision- Rajeev Chandrasekhar

It has been clarified in the bill that the provision of fine will be applicable not only on private companies but also on government companies and institutions. According to Minister of State for Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, no company or institution has been exempted from this provision, be it private or government. However, according to statistics, more complaints about leakage of personal data or personal information come in private companies.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar expressed hope that when the bill takes the shape of a law after it is passed by the Parliament, the responsibility and accountability will increase on such companies to protect the data related to the information of common citizens and check it several times before sharing or leaking it. Will have to think.

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