Building a Privacy-Driven Culture: Key Steps for Organizational Compliance by Dr. Pavan Duggal, Dr. Prashant Mali, Puneet Bhasin & Bikash Barai


In today's data-centric world, organizations face increasing pressure to uphold privacy standards and comply with regulatory requirements. This blog explores essential steps for fostering a privacy-driven culture within organizations, aligning with the principles outlined in the Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDP).



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to privacy so start seource first of all you should first decide whether to take this responsibility of data protection whether you're going to get anything more from you know salary or from renumeration point of view or there should be a different designation of designated person who handles that data related part second point is privacy related education in the organization it could be online it could be offline it could be uh HR driven any kind of thing but certain rules and certain principles which dpdp has given us every organization in every employee should know this so create a prevy driven awareness a privacy driven culture in your organization and then you be you your organization will actually will become privacy focused and then you can achieve compliance on any any laws government throws at you any rules government throws at you you'll be compliant and you'll be privacy happy organization going to be required so we we have a lot of questions I don't know if we'll have to go we'll be able to go through or not I'll keep last five minutes for uh like all of you my Prashant pun and P to highlight anything which you want to talk about which we may not have discussed.



Assessing Responsibility and Designation:

  • Organizations must determine whether to assign specific individuals or departments the responsibility for data protection.
  • Consideration should be given to potential incentives or remuneration for designated personnel to ensure commitment to the role.

Prioritizing Privacy Education:

  • Implement comprehensive privacy education programs for employees, encompassing both online and offline formats.
  • Ensure that all staff members are familiar with the principles and rules outlined in the DPDP to cultivate a privacy-conscious workforce.

Creating a Privacy-Focused Culture:

  • Promote a culture of privacy awareness and accountability throughout the organization, starting from top management down to every employee.
  • Emphasize the importance of privacy in organizational practices and decision-making processes to embed privacy as a core value.

Achieving Compliance and Adaptability:

  • By fostering a privacy-driven culture, organizations can achieve compliance with existing and future data protection laws and regulations.
  • Continuously assess and adapt privacy practices to align with evolving regulatory requirements and technological advancements.


Building a privacy-driven culture is essential for organizations to navigate the complex landscape of data protection regulations effectively. By assigning responsibility, prioritizing education, and fostering a culture of privacy awareness, organizations can not only achieve compliance with existing laws like the DPDP but also establish a foundation for adapting to future regulatory changes. Embracing privacy as a core organizational value is not just a legal obligation but a strategic imperative for maintaining trust and credibility in today's data-driven ecosystem.



Dr. Pavan Duggal is the Founder & Chairman of the International Commission on Cyber Security Law and President of Cyberlaws.Net. He heads the Artificial Intelligence Law Hub and Blockchain Law Epicentre, and is the Founder of Cyberlaw University. Dr. Duggal is the Chief Evangelist of Metaverse Law Nucleus and has directed numerous international conferences on cyber law. He has spoken at over 3000 events and authored 194 books on various legal topics.


Prashant Mali is an acclaimed international cybersecurity and cyber law expert, practicing as a lawyer at the Bombay High Court with 25 years of experience. He holds advanced degrees in computer science and law, and has authored 8 books and 16 research papers on cyber law and data protection. Mali frequently appears on TV and at international conferences, offering expert legal opinions on a wide range of technology-related issues. His landmark legal work includes numerous acquittals and influential policy contributions.


Advocate Puneet Bhasin is a Pioneer in Cyber Laws in India and Awarded the Best Cyber Lawyer in India. She is an advisor to the Rajya Sabha Committees on Internet laws and Recipient of 13 National Awards for contribution in Cyber laws one of them being "Best Cyber Lawyer in India".


Bikash Barai is credited for several innovations in the domain of Network Security and Anti-Spam Technologies and has multiple patents in USPTO. Fortune recognized Bikash among India’s Top 40 Business Leaders under the age of 40 (Fortune 40-under-40).Bikash is also an active speaker and has spoken at various forums like TiE, RSA Conference USA, TEDx etc.Earlier he founded iViZ an IDG Ventures-backed company that was later acquired by Cigital and now Synopsys. iViZ was the first company in the world to take Ethical Hacking (or Penetration Testing) to
the cloud.

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