| New Delhi |
November 22, 2020 12:29:54 am
In an try to hunt wider consultations on knowledge safety coverage and associated points, tech coverage teams and civil societies are planning to put in writing to Meenakshi Lekhi, the chairperson of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on the non-public knowledge safety invoice, based on sources.
Whereas some teams reminiscent of Software program Freedom Regulation Centre (SFLC) India have written a letter to Lekhi urging the JPC to name them and different tech coverage teams for consultations, others are more likely to ship of their letter over the following week.
In its letter, SFLC India has mentioned that whereas social media intermediaries, fintech firms, journey aggregators had been referred to as by the JPC for oral consultations, civil societies haven’t been given the possibility to symbolize themselves and share their concepts.
“Via this letter, we sincerely hope that the Joint Parliamentary Committee, underneath your chairpersonship, will invite civil society organisations that defend rights of residents within the digital house for session on the draft Information Safety Invoice,” SFLC mentioned in its letter to Lekhi.
The JPC on knowledge safety invoice, nonetheless, is more likely to transfer to clause by clause session and dialogue from the following assembly onward and should not name any tech coverage teams or civil societies for consultations, sources mentioned.
“The committee needs to wrap up consultations as quickly as potential and submit its suggestions in order that the invoice is given a last form. It is probably not potential to ask extra stakeholders for face-to-face consultations,” a senior authorities official mentioned.
Over the past two months, world web conglomerate Google, e-commerce big Amazon and funds techniques aggregator PayTM’s representatives have deposed earlier than the JPC on private knowledge safety invoice.
Google’s representatives had of their assembly with the JPC mentioned India ought to keep away from knowledge localisation necessities, which had irked the members of the committee, whereas Paytm had mentioned knowledge generated in India must be parked within the nation.
Cab aggregators, reminiscent of Ola and Uber whose representatives had additionally appeared earlier than the JPC earlier this month, have supported knowledge localisation norms.
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