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Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 – List of Services

Navigating the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 – Essential Services for Compliance

The Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 (DPDP Act, 2023) introduces rigorous requirements for handling personal data, sensitive personal data and special categories of personal data. Compliance with this act is crucial for organizations to protect personal data effectively and avoid legal repercussions. Here is a comprehensive list of services designed to help organisations adapt and align their operations with this new legal framework:

  1. DPDP Readiness Assessment: Assess current data handling and processing practices against the requirements of the Personal Data Protection Act 2023 to identify compliance gaps and areas needing improvement.
  2. DPDP Training and Awareness: Conduct detailed training sessions for all employees to deepen their understanding of the Personal Data Protection Act 2023, emphasizing the critical nature of compliance in everyday operations.
  3. Contract Review and Revision as per DPDP: Ensure existing contracts with stakeholders are revised to incorporate necessary clauses for compliance with the DPDP Act, aligning all agreements with the latest personal data act standards in India.
  4. DPDP Policies and Procedures: Develop and implement robust policies and procedures that meet DPDP Act requirements, covering data processing, security, retention, and breach response.
  5. Procedure for Executing Data Principal Rights: Create efficient processes allowing data principals to exercise their rights under the DPDP Act effectively, including rights to access, correct, and delete their personal data.
  6. Embedding Privacy by Default in an Organization: Integrate privacy at the design stage of all systems and processes handling personal data, ensuring data protection is an inherent aspect of all operations.
  7. Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and its Procedure: Implement DPIAs for new and ongoing projects that handle personal data to identify potential risks and implement measures to mitigate them.
  8. Procedure for Cross-Border Transfer of Personal Data: Define clear protocols for the international transfer of personal data in compliance with the DPDP Act, ensuring recipient countries provide adequate data protection.
  9. Incident Response Plan and Procedure: Develop a thorough incident response plan to address data breaches or security incidents swiftly and effectively, minimizing impact and complying with reporting obligations under the DPDP Act.
  10. DPDP Audit: Perform regular audits to verify the effectiveness of data protection measures and ongoing compliance with the DPDP Act, pinpointing areas for ongoing improvement.

These services are vital for organizations to ensure full compliance with the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023, thereby fostering a culture of robust data protection and privacy that enhances trust among customers and stakeholders.

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