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Centre On Early Stage Start-ups DPDP, Details Here

Early-stage businesses will be exempt from the requirements of the DPDP (Digital Personal Data Protection) bill, according to Meity (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology), which is considering ways to enhance the bill.

Centre On Early Stage Start-ups DPDP

According to a government source, the government is considering exempting early-stage firms from the new Digital Personal Data Protection bill’s regulations.

To help startups develop their business models and to make sure that innovation is not hindered by the burden of compliance, the exemption may be granted for a brief time.

“Meity (Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) is mulling to improve upon the bill to exempt early-stage startups from the provisions of the DPDP (Digital Personal Data Protection) bill. This may be for a limited period in cases where they may be doing some kind of data modelling etc to develop their solution,” the source reportedly said.

When it comes to data collection, data sharing, providing information about data processing, etc., the draft DPDP has proposed an exception exclusively for government-notified data fiduciaries and data processing firms.

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The government won’t be able to violate citizens’ privacy under the proposed law, according to last week’s statement from Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, as the government will only have access to personal information in exceptional situations like emergencies involving national security, pandemics, or natural disasters.

The minister claimed that the bill does not exempt the government or affiliated entities in the event of a data breach. A draft DPDP bill that has been released by the government suggests a fine of up to 500 crore rupees for breaking DPDP rules.

The draft also suggests eliminating a provision of the IT Act that gives people affected by data breaches the option of receiving compensation.

When questioned about the removal of the compensation clause, the source reportedly stated that the government did not want anyone to take advantage of the bill’s provision and turn it into a company to receive payment.

The administration will likely present the text of the measure to Parliament during Budget Session after receiving public opinions on it through December 17.

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FAQs

What are DPDP’s new regulations?

According to a government source, the government is considering exempting early-stage firms from the new Digital Personal Data Protection bill’s regulations.

What does MEITY stand for?

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Sources: https://knnindia.co.in/news/newsdetails/sectors/start-up/centre-might-exclude-early-stage-startups-from-data-bill-provisions

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