Functions of the Board

Bare Law

Section 20(1)

(1) The functions of the Board are:

(a) to determine non-compliance with provisions of this Act and impose penalty under the provisions of this Act; and

(b) to perform such functions as the Central Government may assign to the Board under the provisions of this Act or under any other law by an order published in the Official Gazette.

Section 20(2)

(2) The Board may, for the discharge of its functions under the provisions of this Act, after giving a person, a reasonable opportunity of being heard and for reasons to be recorded in writing, issue such directions from time to time as it may consider necessary, to such person, who shall be bound to comply with the same.

Section 20(3)

(3) The Board may, in the event of a personal data breach, direct the Data Fiduciary to adopt any urgent measures to remedy such personal data breach or mitigate any harm caused to Data Principals.

Section 20(4)

(4) The Board may, on a representation made to it or on its own motion, modify, suspend, withdraw or cancel any direction issued under sub-section (2) and in doing so, may impose such conditions as it may deem fit, subject to which the modification, suspension, withdrawal or cancellation shall have effect.


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