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India Withdraws Personal Data Protection Bill That Alarmed Tech Giants

The Indian government has withdrawn its long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill that drew scrutiny from several privacy advocates and tech giants who feared the legislation could restrict how they managed sensitive information while giving the government broad powers to access it.

The move comes as a surprise as lawmakers had indicated recently that the bill, unveiled in 2019, could see the “light of the day” soon enough. The government will now work on a “comprehensive legal framework” and present a new bill.

 

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