The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has prepared a draft Bill, titled the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022 and has invited feedback from the public as part of its public consultation exercise. The Bill will apply to the processing of digital personal data within India, where such data is collected online or offline and digitised.
Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. Businesses as well as government entities process personal data for the delivery of goods and services. Processing personal data allows for understanding individuals’ details and their preferences, which may be useful for background verification, customisation, targeted advertising, and developing recommendations. Unchecked processing may have adverse implications for the privacy of individuals, which has been recognised as a fundamental right. It may subject individuals to harm such as financial loss, loss of reputation, and profiling which is why a Data Protection Law is being introduced to regulate and monitor practices in the processing of data.
This guide details the key pointers from the Digital Data Protection Bill and helps you understand the implications they have on your day-to-day operations.
Who Should Read This Guide:
- HR Managers
- Compliance & Ethics Personnel
In this guide, you’ll learn
- Highlights of the Upcoming Digital Data Protection Bill
- Key Features of the Upcoming Digital Data Protection Bill
- Who owns the data
- Candidate right-to-report
- Data retention
- Portability of data
- Validity of a background check