HighlightsPrivacy espresso seriesResourcesJune 6, 2024Navigating India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act


In this privacyespresso episode, we are joined by Arun Babu and Gayathri Poti from the Indian law firm Kochhar & Co., exclusive member firm of the PrivacyRules Alliance for India, to discuss the implications and intricacies of the #DPDPA.

In the late fall of 2023, India introduced a significant new legislation – the Digital Personal #DataProtectionAct (DPDPA). This law marks the fifth iteration of India’s data privacy law and aims to provide a comprehensive framework for the processing and protection of personal data.

Key Takeaways:

– Overview of the DPDPA: Understand the law’s extraterritorial applicability, the types of data it covers, and the scenarios exempted from its purview.

– Lawful grounds for #data processing: Learn about the primary reliance on consent and the high standards required for valid consent under the DPDPA.

– Rights and responsibilities: Explore the rights granted to data subjects and the obligations placed on data controllers and processors.

– Comparison with #GDPR: Gain insights into the similarities and differences between DPDPA and GDPR, especially regarding lawful bases for processing and breach notification requirements.

– Practical steps for compliance: Hear practical advice on data mapping, obtaining consent, and implementing security safeguards to ensure compliance with the new law.

Arun and Gayathri also discuss the challenges and opportunities posed by the DPDPA and offer actionable steps for organizations to start preparing for compliance.

Listen to the full episode to get all the insights 👉 https://bit.ly/45eOnvp

Don’t miss this episode if you want to stay ahead in understanding and navigating the complexities of #dataprotection in India.