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Economic Survey suggests govt can monetise citizen's data as a public good

The government would be able to improve targeting in welfare schemes and subsidies by reducing errors, the Survey said

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Neha AlawadhiKaran Choudhury New Delhi/Bengaluru
The Economic Survey suggested the government could monetise citizens’ data as part of its larger plan to use data as a public good.
 
Making the case for digital storage and processing of data, the Survey said technology has played a major role in bringing down the cost and effort of data collection, storage, processing and dissemination.
 
“Data is generated by the people, of the people and should be used for the people. As a public good, data can be democratised and put to the best possible use,” it noted.
 
The Survey proposes improving the delivery of government

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First Published: Jul 04 2019 | 11:51 PM IST

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