India Should Sync Up its Data Protection Law with EU's GDPR
By: Dhawal Gupta and Antra Jain
India finally enacted its data protection law earlier this year, a crucial legislation in the rapidly expanding digital landscape. It establishes rules and guidelines for handling data, distinguishing the rights and responsibilities of digital citizens or nagriks and data custodians or fiduciaries. The law is rooted in principles that govern the ethical and lawful use of data in the digital economy. India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDPA) came into force five years after the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Given today’s cross-border global data flow and the cross-jurisdictional operations of digital tech-driven businesses, it’s imperative to discuss the points of convergence and divergence of GDPR with DPDPA.