When Information Technology Bill was notified with effect from 17th October 2000, Naavi.org/Cyber Law College declared 17th October 2000 as the Digital Society Day to mark the day when legal recognition was first made available in India to electronic documents. Since then Naavi has been conducting some events on 17th October each year to celebrate the event.
In a similar vein Naavi in association with Foundation of Data Protection Professionals in India (FDPPI) along with Manipal Law School is now celebrating “Data Protection Day of India” to commemorate the passage of one of the most awaited laws in India namely the Digital Personal Data Protection Act 2023.
The Act was passed in Loksabha on 7th August and Rajyasabha on 9th August and is expected to get the consent of the President before the Independence Day. It is anticipated that the Presidential assent would be provided on 14th August 2023.
Simultaneously FDPPI has declared a “DPDPA Carnival” starting with immediate effect till the end of August 31 and would conduct many outreach programs on DPDPB 2023 to different organizations.
Some of the events already finalized are
- 11/8/2023 to a group of one of the large Consultancy firm in India
- 12/8/2023 to a group of Cyber Law Students
- 13/8/2023 to a group of Technology professionals
- 2o/8/2023 for publication in a national media house
- 22/8/2023 for a group of industry professionals in Bengaluru
- 24/8/2023 for a group of professionals in Chennai
Additionally a few more are in the final stages of finalization. More details will be shared in due course.
The fortnight is truly sparkling with activities in spreading the information about the new law across India. FDPPI is proud that it has also encouraged many other professionals to conduct similar events in different places and unlike in the previous occasions there will be no dearth of awareness building activities for this act.