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Spotlight on Srikrishna Committee, India's new data-privacy law: 10 points

Former SC judge B N Srikrishna is leading an effort to draft new data-privacy laws for India and the committee headed by him will submit its report by the end of June

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Can a stranger know everything about me, even my secrets, without my knowledge? This is a common question in netizens' minds in the post-Facebook- episode. India stands at an important juncture on data security as former Supreme Court judge B N Srikrishna, who is heading an effort to draft new privacy laws,
is likely to send a Bill to the government by the end of this month.

According to Bloomberg, a committee headed by Srikrishna was set to send its Bill last week. Now, reports have emerged that the submission has been delayed.



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First Published: Mon, June 18 2018. 08:57 IST