The joint Parliamentary committee (JPC) currently examining the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019, (PDP) has called US tech giant Facebook to give its deposition on the matter in its second meeting on August 10.
Representatives from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Centre and L&L Partners-Law Office have also been invited for the meeting.
The PDP Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in December last year by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The bill sets rules for how personal data should be stored, while also talking about people’s rights with respect to their personal information. The bill proposes to create a data protection authority (DPA) to monitor violations of norms and keep an eye on incidents of data theft, privacy breaches, among others.