Data protection is one of the biggest challenge in the country. From startups to well established companies, each and every sector somehow face different kinds of issues with data privacy. Recently announced data protection bill has come up with some relaxation.
Talking about the data protection law Rama Vedashree, Chief Executive Officer, Data Security Council of India, who has been working closely on formulating the draft provisions of the data protection bill, told Business Today that the concern of data residency which requires the data to be stored within the territory of India under the new law will not be an all-encompassing regulation and will be utilised with respect to personal or critical personal data.
“No personal data is mandated to be stored within the boundaries of the country. This only holds true for critical personal data which will be decided by authorities,” she added.
During Sydney Dialogue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also emphasized the need of global technical and governance standards and norms for data protection.
India as a democracy and digital leader is ready to work with developing countries to empower them and their people, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He enumerated five important digital transitions taking place in India, including connecting villages with broadband, the National Health Mission and also invited countries to join the CoWin platform.
PM Modi said while the advantages of future tech are many, nations must also work together to protect themselves from the dangers that future tech brings with itself, including the manipulation of public opinion – in a pointed reference to social media and how it is used to whip up public sentiment.