DATA PROTECTION BOARD (Syllabus: GS Paper 3 - Security)

News-CRUX-10     21st August 2023        

Context:  The government will shortly notify the Data Protection Board (DPB), along with appointment and recruitment rules for its chairperson and members.

Key Points

  • The government is working on criteria for their selection, as well as rules related to the board’s working.
  • DPB is a crucial element of the new privacy law and will act as a data regulator. It will inquire into privacy breaches and impose penalties as provided under the Act, among other mandates.
  • The Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Bill, 2023, became law earlier this month and the ministry of electronics and IT (MeitY) is working on operationalising it. 
  • Modalities for the appeal process at the Telecommunications Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) are also being formulated.