A very happy new year!
2019 kept us busy at Ikigai Law, not least because the Indian government introduced the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Parliament. This proposed law differs in key aspects from an earlier version prepared by the government appointed Justice Srikrishna Committee. The government’s bill has now been referred to a select committee of parliamentarians for further discussion.
When passed, the data protection law will require organizations to substantially rework their business plans and practices. In the meantime, our team has put together a rich set of practical and analytical materials to help organizations better understand the forthcoming law and prepare for compliance.
- A clause by clause comparison of the Justice Srikrishna Committee’s 2018 draft and the government’s 2019 bill (here)
- A simple primer on the government’s 2019 bill in the form of FAQs (here)
- Initial steps towards complying with a data protection law (here)
- Action items for compliance, and a detailed compliance check-list (here)
- An opinion piece for Quartz-India explaining non-personal data and the drive behind its regulation (here)
- A detailed comparison of global voluntary data marketplace models (here)
- An opinion piece for India Today magazine on the dilution of privacy through broad exemptions for government agencies under the government’s 2019 bill (here)
You may also find some of our thoughts on the proposed new data protection law in the media (ET Now, Economic Times, Business Standard) and also on our LinkedIn page. For a more detailed conversation on data governance, please feel free to drop me an email or reach me on any of the numbers in my signature below.
Director (Public Policy)
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Phone +91-11-41604733 I +91-11-42831840