Data Protection bill is finally out – The key principles

What you need to know:

  • Private sector data controllers would include your mobile service providers, banks, hospitals, supermarkets and insurers.
  • The essence of a data privacy and protection regime is to ensure that the rights of the data subjects are secured and guaranteed.
  • Often, the data controllers have no legal or regulatory obligation to protect citizens’ data.

The Ministry of ICT finally published the proposed Privacy and Data Protection Bill and is seeking public comments on the same. We seek to provide an overview of the general principles behind this bill. First we must recognise three key actors within the Data Protection regime: the data controllers, processors and subjects.

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