New data protection law to straddle individual rights, innovation: Vaishnaw

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Shreya Nandi Gandhinagar
Photo: ANI

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India will attempt to draw up a template for individual rights while giving innovation a leg-up through its proposed digital personal data protection law, Minister for Communications, Electronics & Information Technology (IT) Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Monday.
Vaishnaw, however, said it would not be easy to implement since every step taken may be detrimental to the other side.
“The world has been following the General Data Protection Regulation approach to the right to privacy and protection of personal data. It is robust across multiple economies over many years. But it has a huge push-back on innovation,” said Vaishnaw, at the opening session of the Business 20 (B20) India Inception meet organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in Gandhinagar.

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First Published: Jan 23 2023 | 7:50 PM IST

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