Indian Digital Personal Data Protection Act Awaits Presidential Assent

  • The bill, granting privacy as a fundamental right, was passed by both houses of the Indian parliament and is awaiting Presidential assent.
  • Once enacted, implementation will have a graded timeline, with larger ‘Big Tech’ companies expected to comply first, startups given a lengthier transition period.
  • Despite the graded timeline, compliance is expected to be faster than the 2-year window provided for GDPR, with Indian IT Minister indicating a 6-10 month timeframe.
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