With the rise of social media and the consolidation of many companies, like Microsoft buying LinkedIn and Facebook buying WhatsApp, the fear of misuse of your personal data by corporations increases.

This is not good for the end users and it’s not good for companies in general, because only by a level of trust there could be business. The GDPR rules in the EU are a good framework mandating transparency of the user’s personal data.

However did you know there is a such process in India as well?

Why does It matters?

If you are not aware of the new rules, there is a chance your company could pay huge fines!

India is a fast growing market and many companies and projects are targeting it! Which means there is plenty of chances a project and project manager to miss this critical new regulations.

And the penalties for not being compliant are severe!


(1)For entities classified as Type 1, the penalty may extend up to Rs. 5 crores[1] or 2% of its total worldwide turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is higher.

(2) For entities classified as Type 2, the penalty may extend up to Rs. 15 crores[1] or 4% of its total worldwide turnover of the preceding financial year, whichever is higher.

[1] crore – ten million; one hundred lakhs, especially of rupees, units of measurement, or people.

A way Forward

Assign a data protection officer for your next project.

Make sure this person knows the regulations very well and has the authority to ask for the project to be accountable and compliant.

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Aleks Vladimriov is a Senior Software Developer, recognized Project Manager and Soft-skilled trainer and a coach.

Aleks Vladimirov

Solution Engineering Manager at Thales | Senior IT Professional | Startup Mentor and Product Manager

Aleks is experienced Product Manager with an engineer background and over 10 years of experience as a software developer. He works with different governments and is responsible for negotiation features and requirements, understanding the customers’ needs and supporting the senior management with regular reports and analysis. He held various positions starting as a software developer, moving to a team leader and software architect.

He strives in waterfall and agile environment alike. He is certified Scrum Master and Prince2 Practitioner and he knows how to design business processes and help teams optimize their work.
During his tenure, he had to wear many hats, prioritizing business requirements, delegating work and mentoring team members, creating mockups with Balsamiq, providing MS Project plan to the senior management.

He had worked in many international teams, located in the same city or distributed in different countries and continents. He had been a team leader of cross functional international team of 8 people.

In his current position, he is very much client focused. He has excellent presentation skills.
He delivers training sessions on presentation skills and leadership and he had helped hundred of people to improve their presentation skills.

He is also interested in creating more positive changes in the workplace by using entrepreneurship skills.
He had won startup competition where his team had validated and develop a business idea from scratch.

In his free time, he writes in his blog about effective product development.

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