The Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 of India: Everything you shall know

Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2023   “ Privacy is not an option, and it shouldn't be the price we expect for just getting on the internet ” ~ Gary Kovacs.   The Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDP), 2023, has marked a significant turning point in India’s quickly changing digital environment. The landmark judgment [1] of K.S Puttswamy vs Union of India paved the way for the legislation on data privacy. The Act has inverted the asymmetry that existed with the IT Act of 2000 and empowers the citizens/customers of modern-day India against big social media platforms, corporate houses, and other entities that collect consumer information. It gives them the right to choose the information they would want to provide to these entities, which did not exist with the IT Act of 2000, thus addressing the issue of data privacy a step further and holding these entities accountable in case of Breach of any of the guidelines mentioned in the Act.   Some salient features Pro