JPC recommends limiting government exemptions in PDPB

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The Joint Parliamentary Committee reviewing India’s draft Personal Data Protection Bill recommends limiting exemptions available to government, Entrackr reports. A preliminary report by the committee recommends government be exempt under a “just, fair, reasonable and proportionate procedure,� and that exception only be used in “exceptional� cases. The Times of India reports Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat said data theft has become a common crime and “there is a need for a framework for managing virtual space at national level.�

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