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India needs a privacy law before data use policy

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Business Standard Editorial Comment Mumbai
The Draft Data Accessibility & Use Policy, circulated by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology for public feedback, lays out how the government intends to streamline data accessibility across its various arms and ministries, and what it intends to share and monetise. Administratively, this is logical. But the draft raises concern about personal privacy, because it could enable pervasive surveillance. It could also lead to battles over intellectual property (IP) rights. The government wishes to set up a regulatory authority, the Indian Data Council (IDC), and an agency, the India Data Office, to review and oversee data in government

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First Published: Feb 24 2022 | 11:17 PM IST

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