| New Delhi |
November 22, 2020 12:29:54 am
In an try to hunt wider consultations on information safety coverage and associated points, tech coverage teams and civil societies are planning to write down to Meenakshi Lekhi, the chairperson of the joint parliamentary committee (JPC) on the private information safety invoice, in line with sources.
Whereas some teams resembling 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 prone to ship of their letter over the following week.
In its letter, SFLC India has stated 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 prospect to characterize themselves and share their concepts.
“By way of 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 Knowledge Safety Invoice,” SFLC stated in its letter to Lekhi.
The JPC on information safety invoice, nevertheless, is prone to transfer to clause by clause session and dialogue from the following assembly onward and will not name any tech coverage teams or civil societies for consultations, sources stated.
“The committee desires to wrap up consultations as quickly as potential and submit its suggestions in order that the invoice is given a ultimate form. It is probably not potential to ask extra stakeholders for face-to-face consultations,” a senior authorities official stated.
Over the past two months, international web conglomerate Google, e-commerce big Amazon and funds techniques aggregator PayTM’s representatives have deposed earlier than the JPC on private information safety invoice.
Google’s representatives had of their assembly with the JPC stated India ought to keep away from information localisation necessities, which had irked the members of the committee, whereas Paytm had stated information generated in India must be parked within the nation.
Cab aggregators, resembling Ola and Uber whose representatives had additionally appeared earlier than the JPC earlier this month, have supported information localisation norms.
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