December 11, 2019
Saugata Roy opposes the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019
Sir, under Rule 72(I) of the Rules of Procedure, I beg to oppose the introduction of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019.
Personal data protection and privacy have become an important point ever since it was revealed that Pegasus Software, a company under Israeli management, was snooping through Google and our privacy has been invaded. The personal data protection is ensured by the Supreme Court judgement by WP494 of 2012 which has declared on the Right to Privacy as a fundamental right. And there is no necessity for this Bill. The problem of privacy can be dealt with under existing laws of the country, taking a cue from the Supreme Court judgement. The setting up of authority by the name of the Data Protection Authority, more bureaucrats will be appointed, this will further make matters more complicated and lead to bureaucratic hassles. I wholly oppose the introduction of this Bill which will not give us the protection from snooping by foreign companies and desi companies on our personal data.
Thank you, Sir.