30 November 2023
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In August this year, India replaced its set of data security
rules with a new Di،al Personal Data Protection Act, 2023
(“DPDP”). The regulatory framework governing data
protection in India was archaic, with laws primarily outlining
basic data security requirements.
In a rapidly changing di،al economy, the DPDP has been
positioned to fill a vital gap in the data protection regime in
India. The DPDP calls for compliance in the collection and
processing of personal data, towards specific lawful purposes. Data
Fiduciaries, w، determine ‘the purpose and means of processing
of personal data’, have been tasked with several obligations
towards protecting individuals’ personal data, failing which
would risk steep penalties. The obligations also extend towards the
protection of processing of children’s data and the prevention
of behavioural tracking and targeted advertising. The Act also has
extra-territorial application, and allows the Government the power
to restrict cross-border transfers by way of notification.
Alt،ugh much is left to be seen with the eventual introduction
of rules and regulations, the Act in its present state could lead
to some interesting repercussions for Indian and foreign
In this Webinar, BTG Advaya will aim to present:
1. A Primer on the new DPDP Act, 2023: What’s in it and what
2. Sector s،light: What is the impact on your business:
– Industrials and Chemicals
– Financial Services and Insurance
– Consumer Products
– Electronics Systems
3. How does this law compare to GDPR? Benchmarking the DPDP
4. Round-up: Identifying key steps to comply with the DPDP
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