Our Singapore based partner, Charmian Aw, will be speaking at the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ (IAPP) forthcoming Privacy. Security. Risk. conference in San Diego on October 5, 2023. Charmian’s session (see synopsis below) is titled “Preparing Your Organization for India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act” and promises to offer a deep dive into India’s comprehensive privacy law that was passed just under two months ago. Charmian will be co-presenting with Abhishek Tiwari, Manager, Digital Trust from KPMG India.

The full contingency of #TeamSPB at PSR 2023 includes Partner Kyle Fath, Senior Associates David Oberly, Ericka Johnson and Niloufar Massachi and Associates Gicel Tomimbang and Elizabeth Spencer-Berthiaume.

For more information on this IAPP event and Charmian’s session, click here.

Synopsis: “Preparing Your Organization for India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act” Thursday, October 5, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

On August 12, the world’s largest democracy passed its landmark comprehensive privacy law. That country is India, and its law is the Digital Personal Data Protection Act. India is also the most significant country in the world for business process outsourcing. So, what does the DPDPA mean for international businesses, and how does it measure up with other data laws globally? What are the similarities and differences in obligations? What do the terms “data fiduciary” and “significant data fiduciary” mean? How does the law deal with cross border transfers of data? In this session, we will examine India’s new privacy regime and discuss its impact on enterprises with operations in, or that involve, India. 

What you will learn: 

• The distinctions between a data fiduciary and a significant data fiduciary, and their respective duties.

• Data principal rights under the DPDPA and how these compare with other privacy laws.

• The grounds for data processing as recognized in the DPDPA and their key implications for businesses.