Understanding India’s Rules for Protecting Personal Information

As more Indians use the internet, new rules have been created to protect people’s personal data. These privacy regulations restrict how companies and government can gather and use citizen information online.

Some key privacy protections in India include:

  • The IT Act which first created basic rules for data safety. 
  • The Personal Data Protection Bill which will expand privacy safeguards when passed. It groups data as personal, sensitive or critical to decide security needs.
  • RBI and other agency rules say certain data like bank details must only be stored in India. 
  • The Supreme Court ruled that privacy is a fundamental right and limits bodies like UIDAI’s use of data like Aadhaar.

The rules say organisations must get clear consent before collecting personal user data. They can only use the data for purposes that were stated. Sharing data without permission is restricted. 

There are also needs for data transparency and ways for users to raise concerns. Failing to follow the rules can bring major penalties as per proposals.

But privacy regulations in India are still evolving. As digital use rises, new rules aim to build trust by protecting people’s information.  

Companies must keep assessing their data practices against the latest laws. Working with experts is suggested to ensure compliance as privacy regulations change.

Essential Infosec provides tailored solutions to help Indian enterprises align with expanding data privacy norms based on global standards. Contact us to begin your data protection journey!

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