Data Privacy Day at

Data Privacy Day is celebrated on 28th January by the international community to raise the awareness of Privacy. India is slowly adopting to the practice.

It is to celebrate this year’s Data Privacy Day that Naavi decided to release the book on “Personal Data Protection Act of India (PDPA2020)” in the E-Book format.

The book is now available on Amazon. It is in Kindle format. But a free Kindle reader is available for all PCs, Macs and Android/ioS Phones. The app can be downloaded from here


There are a few questions raised from some persons why this book before the Act has been passed. I need to share my thoughts on this.

PDPA 2019 is presently in the form of a Bill which has been referred to a select committee of Parliamentarians for a final review. It is suggested that the review be completed before the last week of the budget session. The Committee has called for a final submission of views from the public within 3 weeks from 22.01.2020.

The stakeholders can send two copies of their comments and suggestions to Dr Ram Raj Rai, the Director of the JPC at the Lok Sabha Secretariat,(at Room No. G-014, Parliament House Annexe, New Delhi – 110001) or email them to, or to the JPC chairperson Meenakshi Lekhi at

It is necessary that the stakeholders understand the bill in detail before sending their suggestions and the debate takes place in a healthy manner without mis-interpretations from vested interests.

For the Companies it is better to start preparing for the emerging law. The professionals who have to start shouldering the responsibility as DPOs also need to start early.

Hence this book is being released in the E Book form quickly and the print version to follow.

The book is now available at Amazon and hopefully it will be of use for submitting the responses to the Government.

Any feedback would be welcome.




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