India, July 14 -- The final draft of the Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB), 2019 will likely exclude regulations related to non-personal data (NPD), a member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) looking into the Bill said.

Addressing a virtual event, BSP Member of Parliament (MP) Ritesh Pandey said that the final draft of the PDPB, 2019 would skip all aspects of regulations related to NPD. He further underscored the need for enacting a standalone personal data protection law before dealing with NPD.

Parminder Jeet Singh, a member of the committee of experts on NPD, called for more 'conceptual clarity' on the definition and scope of non-personal data before bringing in legislation on the matter.

Vidushi Sinha, senior research a...