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India Data Privacy Update: Digital Personal Data Protection Bill, 2022 Progresses

A draft Digital Personal Data Protection Bill was released for public consultation and is now expected to be placed before the Indian Parliament for consideration, debate, and approval. The draft affects businesses in multiple ways. This article covers what is regulated, penalties for non-compliance, consent mechanisms, data fiduciaries, and the absence of a hard data […]

NASSCOM Empanelled Background Checkers

Empanelled Background Checkers (EBCs) are entities impanelled by NASSCOM and NDML to render the services of checking the veracity of the information registered by Knowledge Professional(KP) with National Skills Registry (NSR). These entities will record the results of the background check on the NSR system.

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First Advantage Releases 2022 India Employment Screening Trends Report

First Advantage Corporation, a leading global provider of technology solutions for screening, verifications, safety, and compliance related to human capital, announced the publication of its India Employment Screening Trends Report, which is a compilation of anonymized data and analytics from the company’s background screenings performed for its customers in the India market in Q1-22. In […]

Telangana: Fake Educational Certificate Racket Busted, Four Arrested

The Telangana Police arrested four people allegedly involved in preparing and supplying fake educational certificates of reputed universities in return for money. Fake and forged certificates of Kakatiya University, Jawaharlal Nehru Technical University, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Satavahana University, MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences – Bengaluru, Anna University – Chennai, and Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith […]

India Withdraws Personal Data Protection Bill That Alarmed Tech Giants

The Indian government has withdrawn its long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill that drew scrutiny from several privacy advocates and tech giants who feared the legislation could restrict how they managed sensitive information while giving the government broad powers to access it.

The move comes as a surprise as lawmakers had indicated recently that the bill, unveiled […]

The Draft National Data Governance Framework Policy

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has published the draft National Data Governance Framework Policy that aims to transform and modernize government data collection and management processes. The purpose of the NDGFP is to enable artificial intelligence and data-led research and start-up ecosystem in India by creating a large repository of datasets. The draft […]

Cross-Border Mobility from an Indian Perspective

Global labor mobility is no longer restricted to the physical migration of labor. With a changing work structure and the evolving labor market, coupled with technological advancements and digital transformation, companies are no longer constrained by the physical boundaries of their country. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to the worldwide economic recession, has […]


Sterling RISQ has proactively taken steps to review product offerings to ensure that it is enabling its clients can get their candidates screened efficiently and quickly. Considering the COVID-19 environment, where movements are restricted, Sterling RISQ is enabling digital address verification in India to reduce turnaround times, increase efficiency, and improve the overall experience. The […]

More delays on Data Protection Bill as panel reopens debate

India’s Joint Parliamentary Committee on the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is proposing changes, including expanding the scope of the Data Protection Authority to cover personal as well as non-personal data. The Bill seeks to regulate the use of individual data by the government and private companies and a Data Protection Authority has been envisaged […]

Facial Recognition Plans for Millions of Indian Examination Candidates

Millions of examination candidates a year will be subject to biometric verification to take common exams administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) such as the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) and Joint Entrance Examinations (JEE) for attending certain college courses. The screening is intended to detect impersonation and would require iris and fingerprint […]


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