What is GDPR?
The European Union (EU), 20 years ago through the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC introduced its data protection standard. Since the European Union needs each member state to implement a directive into national law, Europe ended up with a patchwork of different privacy laws across different countries. Additionally, increasing security breaches, rapid technological developments, and globalisation over the last 20 years saw new challenges for the protection of personal information come to the forefront. In order to address this situation, the EU developed the GDPR, which is directly applicable as law across all member states.
What is India’s PDPB?
India's Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB) is one of the most comprehensive data privacy laws in the world. The Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB) will impose obligations on practically all businesses operating in India. PDPB requires businesses to reassess all of the company's data processing practices, policies, and safeguards.
Why does GDPR and India’s PDPB matter?
With the increase in user-generated data and the exponential industrial value of data, it’s becoming vital that necessary steps are being taken to protect the data rights of the citizens. Data protection regulations ensure the security of individuals’ personal information and regulate the collection, usage, transfer, and disclosure of the said data. They also provide access to data of the individuals and place accountability measures for organisations processing personal data information and supplements it by providing remedies for unauthorised and harmful processing.
Privacy laws like the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and India’s PDPB have changed two things:
They acknowledge that devices like smartphones are an intrinsic part of a person’s identity, and hence, any data and information that can be used to profile an individual comes under the ambit of laws; and
These laws articulate what is consent and that it should be free, informed, specific, clear, and capable of being withdrawn.
How is Com Olho GDPR and India's PDPB compliant?
Privacy, security and protection of the customer data are shared responsibilities between the clients and Com Olho.
This shared responsibility in the context of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is defined by two key actors:
Data Controller: Determines how personal data information is processed and the purposes for which it's processed.
Data Processor: An entity that maintains and processes personal data records only at the controller’s command.
India's Personal Data Protection Bill (PDPB) scope is broader than General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). PDPB regulates the processing of personal data by the state, any citizen of India, or any individual or body incorporated or created under Indian law.
Com Olho ensures that the data rights access fulfilment — and automate processes for client’s individual requests. Under India's PDPB, data principles receive certain rights similar to those covered by GDPR. These data rights include:
– the right to access data
– the right to correction
– the right to data portability
– the right to erasure
– the right to be forgotten
Accelerate your path to GDPR and India's PDPB compliance with Com Olho
Com Olho is committed to help businesses develop a strategy to achieve GDPR security and India’s PDPB compliance. We give our clients a SaaS advantage by offering service that is designed to be secure at every layer—for their entire business.
Managing your business’s data is easier when there is one centralised location you can trust for storing it, instead of it being spread across a range of different storage media and what better source you can trust than your own server. Com Olho stores and maintains the clients data by deploying AI agents on the clients server itself. This reduces the risk of data theft/manipulation and offers simplicity, with a single set of policies and standards for your business processes. Our intelligent and secure service- lightens the load for administrators and users alike, allowing you to focus more on your business. In a constantly changing regulatory landscape, Com Olho can help your organisation address regulatory compliance more efficiently and easily.
Businesses all over the world are focusing on ensuring their systems, processes, and policies support GDPR and India’s PDPB guidelines. All their teams continue to be tasked with implementing changes in the way they manage processes, people, and technical controls in order to comply with the legislation. Com Olho welcomes the positive changes the GDPR and India’s PDPB has brought to our services and we remain committed to helping our clients address GDPR and India’s PDPB requirements that are relevant to our services.