India's Privacy Law now a reality. Get Ready for it.

Compliance with a Privacy Law takes a couple of years. So get started NOW.

Arrka is with you all through your journey ahead

As you start

Wondering how & where to start? Worry not. The Arrka platform guides you from the word go. 

As you implement

Rolling out policies, processes and documentation. Streamlining & synchronising the myriad actions. All that is required for you to comply.

As you stay compliant

If only life were so simple that you get compliant and forget about it! In reality, staying compliant is as complex as getting there. Arrka equips you to handle this effortlessly as well.

India DPDPA compliance is simplified.

Quick Assessments

Gap Assessments, DPIAs, Third Party Assessments, Client Assessments - all built in.

Policies, Templates, Workflows, Contract Management on tap

Generate privacy policies, enable PbD, set up & manage DSRRs, manage client & vendor contracts.

Personal Data Management

Identify your Personal Data (PD), Map PD flows to Third parties/ Clients, set up & manage your PD Inventory.

Central Privacy Portal

A portal for your Data Principles to manage their consents, view notices, exercise choices and Rights.

FAQs on India DPDPA compliance

We are not located in India. Is the India DPDPA applicable to my organization?

– DPDPA is applicable to your organization if:
o You interact with individuals who reside in India for your products & services
o You don’t necessarily ‘sell’ to residents in India but target and profile them online for your business
o You have employees based in India.
– DPDPA is also applicable to your organization if:
o Yours is a B2B business where your clients are organizations who operate in India, and they share the personal data of Indian residents with you.

The DPDPA has not yet been passed. It is only at the “public consultation” stage. Is it required to take any steps now to comply or should we wait till the Bill is formally passed?

It is important to Act now and initiate your Privacy Program for the following reasons
• Implementing a Privacy Program can take anywhere from 12-24 months at a minimum as it is a disruptive process which impacts most parts of your organization. It also needs a Cultural change within the organization.
• Many organizations have already started their Implementation journey.
• The core aspects of the DPDPA has, for the most part, not changed over the past few versions of the Bill and are not expected to change. These core aspects are in line with the key Privacy Principles across Global Privacy laws.

We have a privacy policy and the required documentation in place for the India DPDPA. Are we not already compliant? What more is needed?

– Your policy needs to be translated into reality.
o For e.g., when you state in your policy that you use the Personal Data you collect only for a list of, say, 5 purposes, then you need to ensure that you put the right processes and controls in place to ensure that actually happens in reality. Further, you need to monitor these to ensure they actually work.
– Similarly, you may have a documented process for catering to an incoming Rights request from a Data Principals. This has to be operationalized so that when someone actually exercises their rights with you, you are geared up for it.
o For e.g., someone may ask you to erase her data with you. For this, you need to know all the places where her data is located – within your organization as well as with any vendors or partners. You need to have a mechanism to authenticate the request – to ensure it is not a fraudulent request. You need to have people in your organization trained to track and respond to such requests. And several such other steps.
– All of this – and more – can be deployed and managed easily and effectively with Arrka’s solution.

We have no one in our organization who understands DPDPA in depth nor does anyone have the time to spend on this. Yet we have to comply. How does Arrka help?

– We at Arrka have done all the hard work on your behalf – so you don’t need to spend time understanding what DPDPA is all about. All of this is baked into the platform via our Frameworks and libraries.
– Further, we have a team of consultants who will handhold you through the whole process to get you going. And if you need help for day-to-day management of your DPDPA program, then the Arrka team can take that on as well. In short, we work as your extended DPDPDA Compliance team.

We haven’t really got our Data Security together either. Can Arrka help with that?

– Yes, Arrka’s platform is designed to equip you to take care of both your privacy as well as security compliance and governance needs.

I would like to comply with ISO27001 as well in parallel. Can Arrka do that as well?

– Yes, Arrka can do both in tandem

We have users and customers across 10 different countries – each of whom have their own privacy laws. How does the Arrka solution work in this case?

– The Arrka platform is designed to help you do ‘simultaneous compliance’. Which means you can comply with all the applicable Data Privacy & Security Laws & Standards simultaneously, in one go. Further, you can add on any new law or standard anytime without having to go back to the starting point.

– This is great news. The Arrka platform perfectly synchronizes with the work done by your legal counsel and operationalizes all that the legal team does.

If we use the Arrka solution, will our customer or employee customer data reside on the Arrka platform?

– Not at all! Your data continues to remain exactly where it is. The Arrka platform only helps you manage the compliance end-to-end, for which we do not need access to the actual data at any point in time.

If we use the Arrka solution, will we need to deploy anything on our servers?

– No. Nothing is required to be installed or deployed on your servers

If we need to reach out and talk to a Privacy expert at any point in time, can Arrka help with that?

– Yes, Arrka has a pool of Privacy Experts who can step in to help you with any queries you have or any assistance you may need.

Have additional laws and standards to comply with?

We understand that your business is probably spread across multiple countries – so you may need to comply with more than one law or standard at the same time. Worry not; we can easily do that without missing a beat.