The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Parliament of India on 10 December 2019, and referred to a Joint Committee. This legislation will require businesses to revamp their data-handling practices and embed privacy into their systems and operations.
Our team has put together two documents to help organisations prepare for this forthcoming law and formulate strategies for compliance. These are:
(1) a high-level note highlighting key requirements with a rundown of action items (available here); and
(2) a checklist for compliance under five heads: (i) understanding scope and preparing for the law; (ii) accountability; (iii) fair and lawful processing; (iv) data principals’ rights; and (v) transferring data outside India (available here).