Stephen Mathias from Kochhar & Co. reports that in early August 2023, the Indian Parliament passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Act (the “Act”), bringing to a close a 5-year process to enact an omnibus data privacy law in India. The Act was ratified by the President of India and will come into effect once notified by the Government. The Act significantly updates a previous draft, and departs substantially from the GDPR model of privacy laws.Continue Reading India Passes Digital Personal Data Protection Act

On July 24, 2022, the Financial Express published an article on Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Indian Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, noting that the introduction of the Indian Data Protection Bill before Parliament will be delayed by a few months.
Continue Reading India Delays Introduction of Data Protection Bill Before Parliament

In December, the Indian Joint Parliamentary Committee submitted its report on India’s draft Data Protection Bill. The Bill is now likely to be passed by Parliament in its next session, beginning in February 2022, and likely will enter into force in the first half of 2022. This blog entry examines certain key aspects of the revised Bill.
Continue Reading India’s Draft Data Protection Bill Moves Closer to Passage

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and the Data Security Council of India have published a report on “Enabling Accountable Data Transfers from India to the United States under India’s Proposed Personal Data Protection Bill,” which highlights the importance of continued flows of data between India and the U.S. following the expected passage of new comprehensive data protection legislation in India.
Continue Reading CIPL and DSCI Publish Report on Enabling U.S.-India Data Transfers