Addressing the Personal Data Protection Bill: Consequences for Indian Companies

  • Abhishek Gupta
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  • Abhishek Gupta

    Student at Presidency University Bangalore, India

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In the contemporary era, characterised by rapid change and the accumulation of personal data by individuals for purposes of daily functioning, the potential for unauthorized access and compromise of such information has emerged as a substantial apprehension. The objectives of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 (The Bill), which was introduced in Parliament, are to safeguard and regulate the processing of personal data. This article provides an analysis of the Bill's effects on businesses, with a specific emphasis on the opportunities, challenges, and cybersecurity considerations that it introduces. Furthermore, an examination of the article's genesis and subsequent progressions, encompassing the introduction and subsequent revocation of the Data Protection Bill, 2019, offers valuable perspectives on the dynamic terrain of data protection legislation in India. It is of the utmost importance that organizations navigating the complexities of data privacy and cybersecurity in the digital age comprehend these ramifications. The Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB) signifies a substantial advancement in the realm of data protection in India, with the dual objectives of bolstering privacy rights and overseeing the manner in which corporations handle personal data. The research also examines approaches for adjustment and adherence, legal ramifications of failing to comply, and factors to be taken into account when transferring data internationally. Through a comprehensive examination of the PDPB in relation to global benchmarks and corporate tactics, this article imparts knowledge regarding the progressive data protection framework in India and provides pragmatic suggestions for organizations to effectively navigate and adhere to the forthcoming legislation. It is imperative for corporations operating in India's digital economy to comprehend these ramifications in order to guarantee efficient data governance and adherence to regulatory requirements.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3679 - 3692


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