Impact of The New Indian Data Law on Multinational Companies Operating in India

TUESDAY, August 22, 2023

06:30 PM (IST)



The Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 has been passed by the Parliament which is in culmination of the collective efforts of the Government and the industry over the past five years. The Central Government will notify the date on which the Act will come into force and different dates may be notified for different provisions. Therefore, the Act will be enforced in a phase-wise manner.

In the Backdrop of this new data protection regime we are conducting a webinar discussing the key points for the industry:

  • Applicability of the Act

  • New Terminologies: Data Fiduciary; Data Processor; Significant Data Fiduciary

  • Extra- territorial Implications

  • Enhanced Notice and Consent Compliances

  • Restrictions on cross-border transfers of data

  • Impact on sectoral regulations

  • Special Types of Data: Employee Data and Children’s Data

  • Rule Making Powers of the Government: What to watch out for?

Flow of the session

Representatives from the tech industry including fin-techs, IT/ITES, disruptive tech, data analytics, BPOs, BPMs; med-techs and medical device manufacturers; tech service providers; business executives, HR professionals, CTOs, lawyers, in-house counsels, academics, students and tech and privacy enthusiasts.


Our Hotline on the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023 accessible HERE.

Flow of the session

06:30 – 07:15 PM (IST)

Panel Session

07:15 – 07:30 PM (IST)

Audience Q&A


Huzefa Tavawalla

Head – Disruptive Technologies & Fintech

Nishith Desai Associates

Huzefa heads the Bangalore office and is a technology enthusiast. He has worked on several matters relating to Drones, RPAS, Artificial Intelligence, Driverless Cars, AR/VR etc. He was also appointed as a task force committee member set up by the Indian Government to establish the legislative drone road map for India.Huzefa has also been at the forefront of outbound and global M&A’s in particular project management for large cross border acquisitions. Further, he continues to advise on several cutting edge, complex and cross-border TMT matters.


Aparna Gaur

Leader, Technology and IP Practice

Nishith Desai Associates

Aparna is a senior member of the technology practice at Nishith Desai Associates. Her expertise lies in providing strategic and legal advice to clients on legal issues faced by new-age digital businesses including e-commerce laws, data protection and cyber security.


Tanisha Khanna

Leader, Technology and Gaming Law Practice

Nishith Desai Associates

Tanisha is a senior member of the technology practice, and co-head of the Gaming practice at Nishith Desai Associates. She advises clients on legal and regulatory compliances across various industries including gaming, media and entertainment, social media, OTT, and music. She has routinely advised clients on data protection regulations, IP protections, consumer protection compliances, advertising compliances, and other platform issues. She has represented clients in litigation and pre-litigation strategies in these industries, and been involved in a number of policy advocacy efforts on disruptive technology issues. She was recognized as a recommended lawyer for Gaming for India Jurisdiction in Who’s who Legal in 2022 and 2021.


Purushotham Kittane

Member – Technology, Telecom and Data Privacy Practice

Nishith Desai Associates

Purushotham regularly advises domestic and international clients on transactional, advisory and regulatory concerns on technology and telecom laws across sectors. He has a particular focus on data protection, cryptocurrency, fintech regulations, IoT and M2M communications and other technology-focused practice areas. Purushotham has advised multinational software companies, e-commerce companies, SaaS providers and tech intermediaries on regulatory as well as policy issues. He has also advised on telecom services, media production and commercial documentation.


Varsha Rajesh

Member – Data Privacy Practice

Nishith Desai Associates

Varsha advises clients in data privacy and technology laws. Her practice primarily focuses on the digital health, med-tech, pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. She also regularly works on commercial transactions and litigation matters as well. Varsha contributes to national and international publications, writing on various topics on health data privacy, digital health, med-tech, pharmaceutical, medical device and healthcare regulations.