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In the context of Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2023, examine the need to delicately balance between the right to privacy and the right to information and their coexistence in the digital age.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. In the context of Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2023, examine the need to delicately balance between the right to privacy and the right to information and their coexistence in the digital age. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article explores the tensions between the right to privacy and the right to information, prompting a deeper analysis of their coexistence in the digital era.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the complexities of balancing the right to privacy and the right to information and the impact on individual rights and government accountability.

Directive word: 

Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by writing about aims and objectives of Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2023.

Body:

First, write about the major features of Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2023.

Next, discuss the Right to Privacy – its significance as a fundamental right, the challenges posed by technological advancements, and its relationship with the digital age.

Next, discuss the Right to Information – its role in promoting transparency and accountability in governance, the challenges of managing sensitive information, and its intersection with privacy concerns.

Next, write about the Delicate Balance – discuss how the right to privacy and the right to information often come into conflict, especially in the digital era, where personal data is vulnerable to misuse.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.