Yesterday, Loksabha passed DPDPB 2023 in a quick discussion rejecting the amendments proposed. This was expected and hence is considered a routine event.
Now the Bill will be presented in the Rajya Sabha. This is relatively a non controversial Bill unlike the Delhi Bill and hence should sail through the Rajya Sabha also.
With this, India is entering a new phase of activity that will create a big opportunity for many professionals.
Many Companies have been talking of “Digital Transformation” in the recent days. Some of them are manufacturing companies which have been using Digital methods of operation. The advent of this law should be a matter of interest to such companies since they had so far not attended to Privacy Hygiene in their operations. Now suddenly they are forced to wake up and take action.
A situation like this presents opportunities to professionals to assist these companies who are scrambling to get themselves Privacy Ready.
Naavi and FDPPI has been repeatedly alerting the market that getting Privacy ready is a journey that takes time and an early start could always help. We hope things will change at least now.
FDPPI continues to be the one Institution that provides end-to-end services for Privacy and Data Protection Compliance from Skill development to developing opportunities for Skill utilization for professionals and from an indigenous framework for compliance to hunting for the professional resources for compliance related activities.
For example, FDPPI’s Certification programs with the current FDPPI-DNV program for DPOs FDPPI provides training on Indian law (the latest DPDPB 2023), the global laws (GDPR, CPRA etc) and Data Audit skills.
The program is open for registration for the online recorded version with periodical mentor faculty assistance. (Click here)
Additionally, the Module A program which is now offered as a part of the DPO program will be updated for the new requirements.
Those who donot want to go through the Module I and Module G may directly take the new Module A which will be be considered as “Lead Auditor Program for PDPCSI Audits” . The schedule for a new online interactive program for this module will be announced shortly.