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Recommendations on guidelines for data privacy by January: Trai chief

To finalise suggestions for the controversial net neutrality

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Trai chairman R S Sharma
Trai chairman R S Sharma

Telecom regulator will come out with its recommendations on for data privacy, security and ownership by January and is very close to finalising suggestions for the controversial net neutrality, a top official said today.

"Currently, there is a huge amount of monopoly and that monopoly is becoming bigger and bigger. We are saying you can use my data because we are using your application, but give us too so that we can use it for other purposes too... This should be finalised by December-January," Chairman said in response to a specific question on timeline for issuance of the recommendations.

Sharma, who was speaking at a Ficci event today, made a pitch for larger privacy laws in the country, saying the regulator's recommendations may be sent to the Justice Srikrishna Committee set up by the Centre and tasked with suggesting a framework.

Sharma let out that many consultation papers, including those of net neutrality, are at the final stage and the recommendations will be issued very soon.

The chief observed that the clarity on data ownership and privacy will help many start-ups in developing new applications, which at present are unable to do so because of monopoly on controlling data of consumers.

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 20:30 IST