India's DPDPA transition period more likely 6 months than 2 years

05/09/2023 | The Economic Times of India

During a fireside chat session with students at Delhi University, India's Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, said that the government may give the tech industry around six months to comply with the Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDPA). Chandrasekhar emphasised the new regime should not disrupt businesses and that platforms should have enough time to migrate, redesign their consent forms, and ensure that data processing is aligned with the act. While the exact deadline is yet to be determined, Chandrasekhar stated that it will not be as long as two years and will be a reasonable amount of time to ensure an orderly transition.

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