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Data Protection Act Will Ensure Firms Handle User Data Legally: IT Minister

Union Minister of State for Electronics and Data Know-how Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Thursday mentioned the Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDP Act) handed by Parliament just lately will make digital firms deal with the info of Indian residents below absolute authorized obligation.

Calling the regulation an essential milestone within the cyber regulation framework, Chandrasekhar mentioned there can be punitive penalties of excessive penalty and even blocking them from working in India.

“The Digital Private Information Safety Act that was handed by Parliament a number of days in the past is an important milestone within the world customary cyber regulation framework that Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished to construct for the India ‘Techade’ (a decade of expertise) for a trillion-dollar digital economic system,” the union minister instructed PTI.

“The DPDP Invoice is aimed toward giving Indian residents a proper to have his or her knowledge protected and casts obligations on all firms, all platforms be it international or Indian, small or massive, to make sure that the private knowledge of Indian residents is dealt with with absolute (authorized) obligation,” Chandrasekhar mentioned.

“If they don’t adjust to the Indian rules, then there can be punitive penalties of excessive penalty and fines, and in the event that they repeatedly violate the regulation they are often blocked,” he added.

The minister claimed that the regulation would put brakes on the observe of misuse and exploitation of private knowledge by some firms.

Chandrasekhar opined that the invoice would deliver deep behavioural change amongst all digital platforms that take care of the Indian residents and their private knowledge.

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