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 August 9, 2023, India’s upper house (i.e., Rajya Sabha) passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, two days after India’s lower house (i.e., Lok Sabha) passed the legislation. The DPDPB now heads to India President Droupadi Murmu for signature.
Continue Reading India Poised to Enact Digital Personal Data Protection Bill
Kochhar & Co. reports that, on November 18, 2022, the Government of India released the long-awaited fourth draft of India’s proposed privacy law, now renamed the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill. …
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Stephen Mathias from Kochhar & Co. reports that, on August 3, 2022, the Government of India withdrew the Indian Data Protection Bill that was pending before the Indian Parliament.
Continue Reading India Withdraws Data Protection Bill
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
On April 28, 2022, India issued new guidance relating to “information security practices, procedure, prevention, response and reporting of cyber incidents for Safe & Trusted Internet.”…
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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
On November 22, 2021, according to India Today, the Indian Joint Parliamentary Committee responsible for reviewing the Personal Information Protection Bill 2019 issued its report on the proposed law.
Continue Reading Indian Joint Parliamentary Committee Adopts Report on Personal Data Protection Bill
On December 16, 2020, the Committee of Experts within India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology issued a revised report on the Non-Personal Data Governance Framework for India. This post details the key takeaways from the revised committee report.
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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.
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