The journey to a new general data protection law in India is more than a decade long and has seen several milestones ranging from the reports of Committees headed by Justice A.P. Shah, Justice B.N. Srikrishna, and a Joint Parliamentary Committee (“JPC”) to draft legislation in 2018, 2019 (“PDP Bill”) and 2021 (“DPB”).
While the recent withdrawal of the PDP Bill is seen as a sign of a long and twisted road ahead, regulators in sectors such as banking, financial services and insurance have not had the luxury of taking the scenic route.
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