In India the absence of a legal framework for data protection was a major concern for many years. Due to pressing demands and the Supreme Court’s landmark judgment in Justice K.S Puttaswamy v. Union of India
, in which the court held that right to privacy is a fundamental right, a draft legislation on data protection was submitted by a committee of experts.
Headed by former Supreme Court judge B.N. Srikrishna
, the committee of experts submitted a 176-page report, titled “A Free and Fair Digital Economy: Protecting Privacy, Empowering Indians
”, and a 62-page draft Bill, titled The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018
. The draft Bill will become law after public comments are noted and Parliament clears it. Renowned Cyber Lawyer Neeraj Aarora
has in detail explained the whole Bill:-