Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Thursday stated the Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDP Act) handed by Parliament lately will make digital firms deal with the information of Indian residents beneath absolute authorized obligation.
Calling the regulation an essential milestone within the cyber regulation framework, Chandrasekhar stated there might be punitive penalties of excessive penalty and even blocking them from working in India.
“The Digital Personal Data Protection Act that was passed by Parliament a few days ago is a very important milestone in the global standard cyber law framework that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanted to build for the India ‘Techade’ (a decade of technology) for a trillion-dollar digital economy,” the union minister informed PTI.
“The DPDP Bill is aimed at giving Indian citizens a right to have his or her data protected and casts obligations on all companies, all platforms be it foreign or Indian, small or big, to ensure that the personal data of Indian citizens is handled with absolute (legal) obligation,” Chandrasekhar stated.
“If they do not comply with the Indian regulations, then there will be punitive consequences of high penalty and fines, and if they repeatedly violate the law they can be blocked,” he added.
The minister claimed that the regulation would put brakes on the follow of misuse and exploitation of non-public knowledge by some firms.
Chandrasekhar opined that the invoice would convey deep behavioural change amongst all digital platforms that cope with the Indian residents and their private knowledge.