Nirmala Sitharaman, the Union Finance Minister, said that the new data privacy bill would be ready “soon.” She also said that the Information Technology Minister has been hard at work on it.
Ashwini Vaishnaw is in charge of information and technology for the Union.
“A new Data Privacy Bill will soon be available. It will be the result of consultations and will address all of the concerns that most of us had about the privacy bill,” she said.
Sitharaman said these things today at the India Ideas Summit, which is being held by the US-India Business Council.
The central government took the Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 out of the Lok Sabha last month, a few months after it was first brought up.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of railways, communications, electronics, and information technology, said that the bill was dropped because the Joint Parliamentary Committee suggested making 81 changes to the 99 sections of the bill.
“In addition, it made 12 important recommendations. Because of this, the law has been taken off the books, and a new one will be put out for public comment.” He sent a tweet later.
In her speech to the US-India Business Council, she also said that jobs, fair distribution of wealth, and keeping India on the path to progress were some of her most important goals.
But she says that inflation has not stopped, even though it has gone down to “certain tolerable levels.”
In order to put things in perspective, the National Statistical Office (NSO) says that retail inflation in India fell to its lowest level in five months in July, at 6.71 percent. But it has stayed above the upper tolerance band of 6 percent set by the Reserve Bank of India for the seventh month in a row.
In June of the year before, consumer prices went up by 7.01 percent. Early the following week, we should know how much prices went up in August.
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