1. Amendment of section 8. — In place of the current clause (j) of sub-section (1) of section 8 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 the following clause (j) of sub-section (1) of section 8 shall be substituted, namely:—
“(j) information which relates to personal data which is likely to cause harm to a data principal, where such harm outweighs the public interest in accessing such information having due regard to the common good of promoting transparency and accountability in the functioning of the public authority;
Provided, disclosure of information under this clause shall be notwithstanding anything contained in the Personal Data Protection Act, 2018;
Provided further, that the information, which cannot be denied to the Parliament or a State
Legislature shall not be denied to any person.
Explanation. —For the purpose of this section, the terms „personal data‟, „data principal‟, and
„harm‟ shall have the meaning assigned to these terms in the Personal Data Protection Act,