Government proposes fine of up to Rs 500 crore for data breach under Data Protection Bill

New Delhi: The government has increased the penalty amount to Rs 500 crore for violating the provisions proposed under the draft digital personal data The Protection Bill 2022 was released on Friday.
draft personal data protection bill Proposed a fine of 15 crores or 4 per cent of the global turnover of an entity in 2019.
The draft proposes to set up a data protection board of indiaWhich will work according to the provisions of the bill.
“If the Board, on the conclusion of an inquiry, determines that the non-compliance by any person is material, it may, after giving the person a reasonable opportunity of being heard, impose such financial penalty as is specified in Schedule I, which may extend to five hundred crore shall not exceed Rs. in each instance,” the draft said.
The draft proposes a graded penalty system for data fiduciaries that will process personal data of data owners only in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
The same set of penalties will apply to a data processor — an entity that processes data on behalf of a data fiduciary.
The draft proposes a penalty of up to Rs 250 crore if a data fiduciary or data processor fails to protect personal data in its possession or under its control from breaches.
The draft is open for public comment until December 17.

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