Surabhi Agarwal reports:
New Delhi: In what may change the way banks and cellphone companies as well as official agencies collect and process information about individuals, the government is proposing legislation that will empower citizens with sweeping rights to legal recourse against any misuse of personal data.
The first draft of the proposed legislation has been released for public debate by the department of personnel and training (DoPT).
The main aim of the umbrella legislation will be to make sure that confidential personal information disclosed by any individual is not revealed to third parties without the person’s consent.
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