With the emergence of the digital era where data is collected, stored, transmitted and processed digitally, data security has become important. In August 2017, a landmark judgment declared that “privacy is a fundamental reference to footnote”. Following this, a 10-member committee under Justice B.N. Srikrishna was constituted to work on a legal framework for data protection. The committee submitted a white paper on “The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2018” for consideration by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.