India's steps up Digital Personal Data Protection Act preparations

21/08/2023 | inc42

Following the passing of the Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDPA), India's government is preparing for the establishment of the Data Protection Board (DPB). Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, said the government would announce the chairperson and other appointments shortly. At the same time, recruitment guidelines, rules on data breach reporting and business obligations are also being drawn up. 

In a related article, Moneycontrol reports Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, said DPDPA rulemaking will be consultative,  simple and straightforward. He added that he foresaw no reason for a delay due to the 2024 general elections. 

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