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Final Call: Key Takeaways from the Data Protection Bill 2021; January 11, 2022, 2:30PM

This is a FINAL CALL for our Members Call at 2:30 PM today on “Key Takeaways from the Data Protection Bill 2021”.

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The session will be about 90 minutes long, beginning with a comprehensive presentation in which we will explain the key regulations of the Data Protection Bill 2021, followed by a Q&A session where all members can ask questions and/or debate issues.

Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Obligations of Data Fiduciaries: Data fiduciaries will have to fulfill a list of obligations and adhere to limitations around processing personal data, or face penalties. What are the obligations, and how will they be penalized?
  • Age of consent for childrens’ data: Data fiduciaries can only process childrens’ data after consent from guardians. What other conditions will data fiduciaries need to fulfill?
  • Role of the Data Protection Officer: Data Fiduciaries will have to hire Data Protection Officers, who will be responsible for compliance with the Bill. What are the responsibilities of the DPO?
  • Data localization and cross-border transfers: All sensitive personal data must be stored in India and can be transferred outside only under specific circumstances. What are those circumstances?
  • Powers of the Data Protection Authority: A Data protection authority (DPA) will look into data breaches and ensure compliance with the provisions of the bill. What powers does the DPA have?
  • Protocol to follow around data breaches: When data breaches occur, data fiduciaries must inform the DPA within 72 hours of discovery. What other protocols does the bill set around data breaches?

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