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Digital Personal Data Protection Act – 2023

In an increasingly digitized world, the protection of personal data has become a paramount concern. As nations grapple with the rapid proliferation of technology and the vast amounts of data it generates, India has taken significant steps towards ensuring data privacy and security. In this blog, we will explore the landscape of data protection in India, delving into the challenges faced, regulatory developments, and the road ahead.
The Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023, aiming to provide a comprehensive legal framework for data protection. Some key aspects are:

1. Consent: The bill emphasizes obtaining clear and informed consent from individuals before processing their personal data.

2. Data Localization: Certain categories of personal data deemed “critical” are required to be stored and processed only within India.

3. Data Protection Authority: A regulatory body, the Data Protection Authority (DPA), would be established to oversee and enforce data protection laws.

4. Rights of Individuals: The bill grants individuals rights such as the right to be forgotten, the right to access, and the right to data portability.

5. Cross-Border Data Transfer: The bill outlines conditions under which personal data can be transferred outside India.