JAN 10, 2023 | ASIA PACIFIC | INDIA
Industry Bodies for Staggered Data Law Implementation
The Economic Times, January 10, 2023
By Suraksha P
Industry body BSA | The Software Alliance said the bill should provide a clear transitional period of at least two years for implementation.
The government must follow a phased implementation once the recently drafted Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022, becomes law, industry bodies have said.
Its provisions should kick in gradually so that entities have adequate time to transition to the new regime, they said.
IT industry body Nasscom has suggested that since the earlier versions of the draft had a timeframe of 24 months for implementation, the new iteration should consider the same.
Industry body BSA | The Software Alliance said the Bill should provide a clear transitional period of at least two years for implementation.
All implementing regulations should be finalised at least 12 months before they take effect, to ensure that companies have sufficient time to operationalise their requirements, BSA said in a submission to the government.
[…] “If the Bill retains the ‘white-list’ approach, we strongly recommend it recognize other transfer mechanisms, including transfers made with consent of the data principal and transfers based on interoperable mechanisms such as model contracts, intra-group schemes, and certifications like the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system,” Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, country manager, India, BSA, The Software Alliance told ET.
If the ‘white-list’ is retained, the list should be notified well before the Bill’s effective date, he said.
BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.
With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.