The government will provide six months to the industry to align with the Digital Personal Data Protection (DPDP) Act, stated the minister of state for electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar. However, the precise transition time is yet to be decided after consultation with stakeholders. The minister added that migration to the new rules would not lead to any disruption in the businesses.

Meanwhile, he emphasised that medium and small scale enterprises, should also get some time to adjust to the rules, as the goal is to provide ample time for the people to be aware of their rights. People will be able to file complaints under the DPDP Act after the Digital Protection Board (DPB) is set up. Whereas, the government is ready with all the rules to notify DPB. The proposed consultation is expected to be set up after the G20 event, to finalise transition time.

Further, he added that the appointments on DPB will be completed within a month of noticing the board.