On July 27, 2018, the Justice BN Srikrishna committee, formed by the Indian government in August 2017 with the goal of introducing a comprehensive data protection law in India, issued a report and a draft data protection bill. The Bill has been submitted for consideration to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and is expected to be introduced in Parliament at a later date.
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On July 22, 2014, the Data Security Council of India announced that Vodafone India Limited has been deemed a “DSCI Privacy Certified” organization. This is the first such certification for a telecommunications company in India.
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On October 19, 2013, the Center for Internet and Society, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and the Data Security Council of India held the last in a series of Privacy Roundtables that have been taking place across India since April of this year. Efforts are underway to advance proposed legislation for a comprehensive privacy and personal data protection regime in India.
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