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India's cabinet clears data protection bill for tabling in parliament


NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The cabinet of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a data protection bill on Wednesday for tabling in parliament, taking the country a step closer to framing a privacy law.

“The protection of personal data is a very important subject globally,” Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar told a news conference after a cabinet meeting.

“How that will be done (here) and how work will progress keeping India’s interest and people’s interest in mind, this is what this bill is about.”

The Personal Data Protection bill, drafted by a panel headed by a former Supreme Court judge ...


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