New Delhi: Industry might be given around six months by the government to align with the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act, said Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, on Monday.
A more definitive time period will be decided after consultations are held with stakeholders, he said during a fireside chat session with Delhi University students. These consultations will take place after the conclusion of the G20 summit, which will be held between September 9 to 10.
“We certainly look at a transition as the shortest possible time required for a meaningful transition so there is no disruption,” the minister said. He added that the ministry recognizes that the data protection’s existing regime is moving to a much stricter one. The ministry is open to considering the transition period that the industry representation is requesting.
Chandrasekhar said the government is ready with all rules, waiting to notify the Data Protection Board soon, and is not expecting any disruption due to the migration to the new regime.
The minister said that platforms will be given six months to make sure the transition is orderly.
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