PDPA (Personal Data Protection Act) is an important legislation which the Government of India is set to pass in the Parliament at the earliest. With the passage of the Aadhaar Amendment Act, it has become even more critical that the Government passes the Personal Data Protection Act without much delay since this contains the commitment for protection of Privacy without which some of the provisions of the Aadhaar continue to attract criticism.
While like any other Privacy protection legislation, PDPA also speaks of permitted grounds of processing of personal information, the obligations of the processor, the rights of the data owner, the penalties etc, it must be recognized that PDPA has imposed a huge responsibility on the “Audit Community” for protecting Privacy of the Indian Citizens.
PDPA envisages an annual “PDPA Compliance Audit” as a mandatory provision besides internal audits from time to time by the Data protection officer. There will also be audits whenever a Data Breach is suspected and whenever there is a perceived conflict with the RTI.
Some of these issues will be discussed by Naavi during an event in Delhi on 16th July 2019 at the Deloitte, Gurugaon office. The occassion will also mark the launch of the Delhi Chapter of FDPPI and open to non members also on invitation. Interested persons may contact Mr Nakul Chopra of Deloitte Delhi for more information.
We are completing one year of GDPR. GDPR brought in a new awareness across the world about Data Protection for which all professionals having a stake in the industry has to thank.
As we celebrate the anniversary of GDPR, in India it is time to look forward to the year of PDPA.
With the return of the Modi Government, we can expect that the passage of PDPA will be smooth and before the end of this year, we will have the DPA in place.
FDPPI has dedicated itself to the cause of PDPA and will involve itself with outreach programs to spread the knowledge.
Additionally FDPPI will be co-coordinating its activities with other similar organizations to undertake many other projects which will be discussed from time to time.
We look forward to suggestions from the professionals in this regard.
Justice B N Srikrishna Committee drafted “Personal Data Protection Bill -2018” is under the review of Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India. Once the Bill become an Act of Parliament, it is going to affect every entity, which is collecting personal data of India citizens.
In its current form, the Act is going to touch each and every commercial and non-commercial entities possession Indian Citizens’ personal data irrespective of format or purpose. The upcoming Act already gaining attention of organizations’ senior managements and Boards to prepare their respective organizations to meet the provisions of Act.
In a bid to increase the awareness about the forthcoming legislation and to understand its impact on the industry and the professionals in the industry, FDPPI Mumbai Chapter is organizing a webinar on “Emerging opportunities for Data Privacy Professionals in India” on 11th May, 2019 at 8.00 PM (IST)
Topic: Emerging opportunities for Data Privacy Professionals in India
Speaker: Na.Vijayashankar (Naavi), Data Protection Consultant
- Welcome and Brief about the FDPPI (Foundation for the Data Protection Professionals in India) by Mr Adepu Bondiah
- Presentation by Naavi covering
- Emerging opportunities for Data Protection Professionals in India
- How Does PDPA 2018 differ from GDPR
- Challenges in Compliance for Data Fiduciaries and Data Processors
- Challenges in conducting Data Audit and Computing Data Trust Score
- Q &A
- Vote of Thanks: Mr Rakesh Goyal
Participation is by invitation.
For invitation, Contact Mr Adepu Bondiah, or Rakesh Goyal or Mr Anil Chiplunkar or Mr Ritesh Bhatia, the Governing Council members of FDPPI, Mumbai.
Request for Invitation may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Chennai Chapter of FDPPI was formally inaugurated on 16th March 2019 in a grand function in Hotel Rain Tree, Anna salai along with a workshop on Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act. The program was jointly conducted by FDPPI and CySi (Cyber Society of India).
A Full report of the event is available at naavi.org.
Ms Anitha Rajesh the President of the Chennai Governing Council , Mr Sridhar and Mr Balaji members and naavi are seen in the picture. Durai Kannaiyan and Nagendra who are the other members of the Governing Council were not present.
During the event Naavi explained the relevance of Section 65B for Data Protection industry besides a detailed discussion on its impact on the law enforcement and judiciary.
Launch of Chennai Chapter ad Workshop in Chennai
Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act is an important legislative provision which came to effect on 17th October 2000 and determines how Electronic Evidence has to be presented in a Court of Law for admissibility.
Several aspects of Data Protection require, archiving of data and presentation of data in quasi judicial and judicial fora and hence understanding this section is important for the DPOs in India.
On 16th March 2019, Cyber Society of India (CySi) of which Mr Naavi was the founder Secretary, and FDPPI are organizing a one day workshop on Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act. This is the first time in the last 20 years that a dedicated one day workshop is being organized on this subject. (Details are available here)
Naavi was the person who submitted the first Section 65B Certificate in any Court in India which was during the case of State of Tamil Nadu Vs Suhas Katti in AMM Egmore Court in 2004. Mr S.Balu the current President of CySi was the IO in that case which was historically the first case in which conviction took place under ITA 2000 in India.
During this occassion, FDPPI is set to launch its Chennai Chapter on 16th March 2019 along with an event being conducted by Cyber Society of India (CySi) on on Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act.
During the program, Naavi is also launching the print version of his e-book on Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act.
Members of FDPPI in Chennai are requested to make the event a success.
FDPPI Chennai Chapter is set to be launched on March 16, 2019 at Chennai.
Cyber Society of India of which Naavi was a founding secretary is conducting an event on “Section 65B of Indian Evidence Act” and the launch is tagged with this event.
FDPPI has always proposed that it would work along with other like minded organizations and would be like a federation of such organizations provided there is commonality of purpose and this joint event after the Bangalore ISACA event is a step in this direction.
Success of this concept of “Federation” depends on the reciprocal gestures by the other organization and both in the case of ISACA, Bangalore and now CySi Chennai, FDPPI recognizes the reciprocal gesture of the other partner organization.
The principle is “We provide the content, You provide the platform” and we would like to see more such programs in the future.
FDPPI wishes all a Happy Data Privacy Day 2019.
A meeting of the Governing Council (Subject to ratification by the Board) was held on 13th January 2019 at Mumbai and decided that a workshop on PDPA 2018 will be organized on 20th February 2019 in Mumbai as a paid event.
Special efforts would be taken by the Mumbai team to expand the membership and also to contribute articles to the proposed journal .
Foundation of Data Protection Professionals in India (FDPPI) is launching a quarterly Journal on Data Protection from the First quarter of 2019.
An editorial committee is being formed for leading the activities. Presently the responsibilities of taking this activities further is entrusted to Ms Sreevidya Varma.
This journal is expected to be “The Eyes and Ears of the Data Protection Professionals in India” and speak on topics that would enhance the value of Data Protection Professionals and the industry in India. It is meant to be educative, assist the policy makers in getting the views of the industry on different aspects.
Those professionals who would like to contribute their articles to the journal may kindly get in touch of Sreevidya Varma through the e-mail of FDPPI provided in the contact.
More information on the constitution of the Editorial Committee and the Editorial Policies will be published soon.