Employee Data Privacy

India - Data Protection Officer

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What is, and which organizations have to appoint a DPO?

 

A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a person in charge of verifying the compliance of personal data processing with the applicable law. The DPO communicates information on processing personal data such as its purposes, interconnections, types, categories of data subjects, length of retention and department(s) in charge of implementing processing. DPOs may be required by law or recommended.

 

Data Protection rules in India do not have an official role with the title ‘data protection officer,’ but they do require corporate entities that collect sensitive personal information to designate a ‘Grievance Officer’ and publish the officer’s name and contact information on the company’s website. Grievance Officers must redress any issues/complaints associated with personal data processing (employee related or otherwise) within one month from the date the grievance is received.

 


Led by PeopleDoc’s Chief Legal & Compliance Officer, the HR Compliance Assist team relies on a network of internal and external compliance experts and lawyers, including the global law firm Morgan Lewis, to provide clients with best practices and recommendations on topics such as HR document retention, employee data privacy, and HR electronic records. HR Compliance Assist also provides local compliance monitoring and alert services in select countries where PeopleDoc’s customers have employees. HR Compliance Assist is a service exclusively available to PeopleDoc customers.

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