The digital transformation of India is happening at breakneck speed and it’s creating a need for laws related to data privacy and the protection of personal information. The Government of India has been introducing new regulations on a regular basis to keep up with emerging technology and protect citizens’ rights. In this podcast series, we will discuss some recent updates in India Data and Technology law, including details about the Draft Indian Data Protection Bill, 2022, regulating data processing by digital lending platforms, the Draft Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022, Draft Indian Telecommunications Bill, 2022. We will also cover what companies should do to ensure compliance with these laws as they relate to their operations in India. By staying informed, businesses can remain one step ahead when it comes to complying with Indian law when handling data or other technology-related activities.
Arun advises extensively on matters relating to complex intellectual property, telecom, e-commerce, data protection and privacy, including issues surrounding data collection, processing, protection and retention, in addition to the formulation of policies and best practices designed to mitigate the legal risks associated with handling of data. He specialises in offering sector specific, cutting edge advice in relation to technology to clients who are exposed to increased industry specific risks.
He regularly advises on the intersection between business and emerging technologies. Arun advises both, international and domestic clients, on technology-related transactional and advisory matters across sectors ranging from banking, insurance, healthcare, internet and telecommunications to media and broadcasting. He regularly advices on large scale acquisitions of, or investments into, technology and data centric entities. Some of his key transactions in this regard include Equinix Acquisition of GPX’s data center business in India, IronMountain’s strategic investment into Web Werks India Private Limited and Adani’s strategic relationship with Google.
His transactional work involves enabling complex technology procurement and outsourcing contracts, and software development and licensing arrangements. Recent key transactions have involved assisting Equinix Inc., Adaniconnex Private Limited, Tata Digital Limited, Hinduja Global Solutions Limited, Sequoia Capital, Warburg Pincus, SBI General Insurance and several large banks and financial services institutions and private equity investors in India with key technology transactions.
He writes, speaks, comments and consults extensively with industry associations, embassies, self-regulatory organizations and think tanks, including FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM on the emerging Indian legal regime surrounding data protection. He has been conducting training for his clients, basis the recently released drafts of the Indian Telecommunication Bill, 2022 and the Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022.