India Rescinds Personal Data Protection Bill After Drawing Criticism From Industry Experts

  • The Indian government is withdrawing Personal Data Protection Bill that drew scrutiny from several privacy advocates and tech giants who feared the legislation could restrict how they managed sensitive information while giving government broad powers to access it.
  • The move comes as a surprise as lawmakers had indicated recently that the bill, unveiled in 2019, could see the “light of the day” soon. The government will now work on a “comprehensive legal framework” and present a new bill.