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Firms stealing your data? Their executives may be jailed for up to 5 years

The draft Bill on data protection submitted by the Srikrishna committee has proposed stringent penalties in case of any violation or misuse of your personal data by public or private entities

Data privacy: Govt to wait for Srikrishna panel's report before framing law
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Worried that the big fish at big companies that misuse your personal data might escape the long hand of the law? Rest easy. Executives and heads of companies that are caught knowingly or "recklessly" engaging in data theft and the illegal processing of your sensitive personal information could be jailed for up to five years if the recommendations of a recently-submitted draft Bill on data protection are accepted by the government.   

While submitting its recommendations for a data protection law to the Centre on Friday, the panel led by Justice B N Srikrishna has proposed that such executives should

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First Published: Jul 29 2018 | 11:41 AM IST

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