The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022
On November 18, 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (“MeitY”) released a new version of India’s data protection bill. Titled the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 (“DPDPB”), the document is a fourth iteration in a long series of draft laws. After considerable debate and apprehension over the last few versions, the DPDPB adopts a more business friendly and simple approach, while largely upholding the spirit of its predecessors. We provide short summaries of some of the standout provisions of the draft law.