India's DPDPB penalty scheme sufficient to incentivise action

30/05/2023 | The Economic Times

India's Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, has stated that the proposed Digital Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDPB) will result in "deep behavioural changes" for platforms operating in India. According to Chandrasekhar, businesses that already comply with the proposed provisions of the bill "have nothing to fear." He also clarified that the bill's penalty scheme is not intended to compete with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) but is "sufficient to incentivise every data fiduciary or any platform" to follow the law. The bill is expected to be tabled in July by Parliament.

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