Data Protection Framework for India

Published On: 11/07/2018

Authors:

Suneeth Katarki
Namita Viswanath
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) released a whitepaper on the proposed "a data protection regulatory framework for India" in November 2017. INDUSLAW along with several other stakeholders provided its views on various aspects in relation to the proposed data protection legislation. Some of key issues that find a prominent place in the white paper are the territorial jurisdiction under the proposed law, nature of personal data and sensitive personal data sought to be protected and the rights associated therewith, cross border flow of data and authorities responsible for controlling and processing data.
The summarised position of our views on the whitepaper can be accessed here - we hope you find this useful.