Panel proposes regulator for non-personal data in India


The Indian government should establish a national data regulator with legal powers to request data, supervise data-sharing requests and settle disputes, a review panel is said to be preparing to recommend.

Companies would be required to disclose how they collect and store anonymised information and that which is devoid of personal details, while government bodies should also be subject to the need to disclose what information they collect and store, and how they use it, according to the panel’s draft report, Reuters news agency reported.

The panel is finalising its report before submitting the document to the information technology ministry.

As part of a move to tighten policies on citizens’ data held and processed by major internet companies, the government formed the panel last year. International experts and companies such as Amazon, Microsoft and Uber were consulted.


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