TMC MPs stage protest in Parliament demanding Data Protection Law; alleges BJP of stealing ‘Citizens’ Data’

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MPs of Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Wednesday staged a protest outside Parliament against Union Government for allegedly sharing personal data of citizens. Trinamool Congress MPs demanded Data Protection Law to safeguard the data of citizens.

MPs were seen holding the placards in front of the Mahatma Gandhi Statue at the Parliament. Slogans like ‘Bring Data Protection Bill’, ‘Don’t Sell our Personal Data’ were seen written on the placards.

MPs to protest in front of Gandhi Statue or Gate 1 today, Wednesday, July 17 @ 10.30. Issue: opposing government selling/sharing personal data of citizens. Exploiting students and cheating Young India. Bring Data Protection Law now’, the party announced this earlier in the day.

It should be noted that during a discussion on Aadhar and Other Laws Amendment Bill, 2019, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad promised to bring Data Protection Bill.

Prior to this, TMC had earlier walked out of the Upper House of the Parliament against the Centre’s move to disinvest in 42 PSUs and the party also opposed the move in the Lok Sabha. Trinamool Congress has 24 MPs in the Lok Sabha.

Earlier on June 24, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress staged a protest at Parliament complex against the use of Electronic Voting Machines and demanded to go back to ballot papers.

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