Governance & Risk Management , Leadership & Executive Communication , Privacy

A CISO's Perspective on India's Data Protection Bill

HDFC Life CISO Kalpesh Doshi on Navigating India's New Privacy Regulations
Kalpesh Doshi, CISO, HDFC Life

How are C-suite executives in financial services navigating the complexities of India's new Digital Personal Data Protection Bill? Kalpesh Doshi, CISO at HDFC Life, said he is concerned about the shortage of people needed to meet the new requirements and how the new rules will apply to international companies.

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"The law applies to anyone dealing with an Indian citizen's data," Doshi said. "While the concept of friendly countries is intriguing, challenges arise in a world where geopolitical situations can shift rapidly, raising questions about the stability of such classifications."

Doshi underscored the need for automation and technological tools to help ensure compliance but added that the law will benefit customers. "The beauty lies in putting the citizen at the heart of technology evolution," he said.

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at the Mumbai Summit, Doshi discussed:

  • The data protection law's impact on international companies;
  • The role of automation in protecting privacy;
  • The evolving concept of a consent manager.

Doshi has deep knowledge of emerging technologies including cloud, IoT, big data, security audits, risk management, data protection, regulations, global standards and compliance. He has held several leadership roles in cybersecurity for many organizations across the spectrum.

About the Author

Prajeet Nair

Prajeet Nair

Assistant Editor, Global News Desk, ISMG

Nair previously worked at TechCircle, IDG, Times Group and other publications, where he reported on developments in enterprise technology, digital transformation and other issues.

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