The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, first law in India to use “she/her” pronouns while referring to all genders.
The draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, which was released on Friday, stated in the interpretation section that “In this Act… the pronouns ‘her’ and’she’ have been used for an individual, irrespective of gender.”
First time in the legislative history of India was the exclusive use of these pronouns, regardless of gender. The proposed legislation will replace the Data Protection Bill, which the government withdrew in August of this year.
The Digital Personal Data Protection Bill is a piece of legislation that outlines the obligations of the Data Fiduciary to use collected data lawfully and the rights and responsibilities of the citizen (Digital Nagrik) on the one hand.
When processing personal data is required to enforce a legal claim, entities will be permitted to transfer a citizen’s data outside of the country. The draft states that “the Central Government may, after considering all relevant factors, notify such countries or territories outside India to which a Data Fiduciary may transfer personal data.”
The bill is based on seven principles, according to the Ministry of Electronics and IT’s explanation. Public comments on the draft are welcome through December 17th December 2022.