India: Compliance: India’s Data Protection Bill to Crystalize in 2020

India: Compliance: India’s Data Protection Bill to Crystalize in 2020Article provident by Prudent Brokers, Asinta’s Partner in India.

Data privacy, security and sovereignty have been some of the most keenly debated subjects globally over the last decade. While the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) ushered in a new regulatory regime in the European Union, Indian lawmakers were developing the Indian regulatory architecture on data protection.

After an elaborate and exhaustive pre-legislation exercise of over a year involving consultations and deliberations with stakeholders, the Government finally moved the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (Bill) in Parliament on 11th December, 2019. The bill has been referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee and is expected to take final shape in the budget session of Parliament in February 2020.

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