Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Parliamentarian Nalaka Kottegoda has cited the failure to stringently enforce the Personal Data Protection Bill, to shortcomings in the digitisation process in many countries.
Speaking during yesterday’s Parliament debate the MP said the Bill is essential for Sri Lanka.
The MP said the Bill is of utmost importance and is timely.
He claimed that with the digitisation process they expect to improve the efficiency and productivity of institutions in Sri Lanka adding that the Personal Data Protection Bill is being passed in order to introduce necessary legal grounds.
Meanwhile, Samagi Jana Balawegaya Parliamentarian Eran Wickramaratne joining the debate said the government must deliberate as to how citizens will be protected through the Bill.
The MP cited that articles to protect citizens from the government have not been stipulated and claimed this is a major shortcoming in the Bill.
The Personal Data Protection Bill was passed in Parliament last evening with amendments.