# 54 Action to be taken by Authority pursuant to an inquiry

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# Bare Act

# Section 54(1)

On receipt of a report under sub-section (2) of section 54, the Authority may, after giving such opportunity to the data fiduciary or data processor to make a representation in connection with the report as the Authority deems reasonable, by an order in writing—

  • (a) issue a warning to the data fiduciary or data processor where the business or activity is likely to violate the provisions of this Act;
  • (b) issue a reprimand to the data fiduciary or data processor where the business or activity has violated the provisions of this Act;
  • (c) require the data fiduciary or data processor to cease and desist from #committing or causing any violation of the provisions of this Act;
  • (d) require the data fiduciary or data processor to modify its business or activity to bring it in compliance with the provisions of this Act;
  • (e) temporarily suspend or discontinue business or activity of the data fiduciary or data processor which is in contravention of the provisions of this Act;
  • (f) vary, suspend or cancel any registration granted by the Authority in case of a significant data fiduciary;
  • (g) suspend or discontinue any cross-border flow of personal data; or
  • (h) require the data fiduciary or data processor to take any such action in respect of any matter arising out of the report as the Authority may deems fit.

# Section 54(2)

A data fiduciary or data processor aggrieved by an order made under this section may prefer an appeal to the Appellate Tribunal.

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Last Updated: 01 Oct 2020