On Monday, 7 June, India's lower house of Parliament, the Lok Sabha, has passed the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill (DPDPB). The Economic Times reports that the DPDPB lays down the obligations of entities handling and processing data as well as the rights of individuals. Under the new rules, companies are required to protect their first-party data regardless of whether it is stored by a third-party processor and designate a data protection officer.
This was followed on Wednesday, 9 August, when the DPDPB was passed by India's upper house, Rajya Sabha. The bill awaits President Draupadi Murmu's assent.
The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has released an overview of the DPDPB's key features, including data fiduciary obligations, data subject rights, grounding principles and innovative features.
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