The recent debate on privacy that started with Aadhaar is at a curious inflection point with the introduction of The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Parliament. The bill introduces significant compliance requirements, dilutes property rights in data, and strengthens State power — without actually protecting privacy. The fight for privacy has led us to into a situation in which we could potentially lose privacy as well as stifle innovation.

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This article was originally published by the Hindustan Times.