Impact of Data Protection Bill - on you, the Researcher!

MRSI Wednesday Webinars - 11th Jan 2023


About the Topic

Unlike contemporary jurisdictions, India does not have a dedicated data protection legislation currently. Rather, its existing data protection regime consists of a patchwork of laws dealing with privacy and data protection issues. On 18 November 2022, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology released a draft of the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022. This Bill may go on to become India’s first dedicated and comprehensive data protection legislation.

Given the obligations surrounding data breach reporting and enabling of withdrawal of consent, the Bill is expected to enhance operational compliances for the MR ecosystem at large.   

The session delves into:

·         How the new Digital Personal Data Protection Bill 2022 changes the compliance regime in respect of the market research industry;

·         How compliance measures may be implemented at an organisational level to be future-ready for the imminent law;

·         How the MR industry needs to be viewed differently, given its distinct data processing objectives and means;

·         How does it impact the researcher and should anything be changed in the way of working.